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Nikki Pelot

Research Scientist
Biomedical Engineering


Dr. Nicole Pelot is a biomedical engineer at Duke University, conducting neural engineering research with a focus on neuromodulation of the autonomic nervous system, including anatomical studies, extensive development of computational methods to build anatomically realistic models of nerve stimulation, optimization methods to develop improved therapies, and in vivo electrophysiology. Nikki leads a team of researchers at Duke and works closely with collaborators at other institutions.


She earned her Bachelor's of Electrical Engineering and Bachelor's of Science (Physics) at Dalhousie University (Halifax, NS, Canada). She then earned her PhD in Biomedical Engineering at Duke University (Durham, NC, USA).


In addition to scientific excellence, she continually works to improve her academic project management and mentorship skills. Outside of research, Nikki is a dancer, yogi, and backpacker.

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