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Debra Lynn Silver

Professor of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology
Molecular Genetics and Microbiology

Current Appointments & Affiliations


Professor of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology · 2024 - Present Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, Basic Science Departments
Co-Vice Chair in the Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology · 2024 - Present Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, Basic Science Departments
Professor in Cell Biology · 2024 - Present Cell Biology, Basic Science Departments
Professor of Neurobiology · 2024 - Present Neurobiology, Basic Science Departments
Member of the Duke Cancer Institute · 2010 - Present Duke Cancer Institute, Institutes and Centers
Investigator in the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences · 2010 - Present Duke Institute for Brain Sciences, University Institutes and Centers
Associate of the Duke Initiative for Science & Society · 2017 - Present Duke Science & Society, Initiatives
Affiliate of the Duke Regeneration Center · 2021 - Present Regeneration Next Initiative, Basic Science Departments

Previous Appointments & Affiliations


Associate Professor of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology · 2017 - 2023 Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, Basic Science Departments
Associate Professor of Neurobiology · 2017 - 2023 Neurobiology, Basic Science Departments
Associate Professor in Cell Biology · 2017 - 2023 Cell Biology, Basic Science Departments
Assistant Professor in Molecular Genetics and Microbiology · 2010 - 2017 Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, Basic Science Departments
Assistant Professor in Cell Biology · 2011 - 2017 Cell Biology, Basic Science Departments
Assistant Professor of Neurobiology · 2011 - 2017 Neurobiology, Basic Science Departments

Leadership & Clinical Positions at Duke


T32 Director, Developmental and Stem Cell Biology PhD program

Co-Director, Duke Regeneration Center