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Anne Elizabeth West

Professor of Neurobiology
Box 3209, Durham, NC 27710
Bryan Research Building, 311 Research Drive Room 301D, Durham, NC 27710


The long term goal of our laboratory is to understand at a cellular/molecular level how neuronal activity regulates the formation and maturation of synapses during brain development, and ultimately to use genetic model systems to understand how defects in this developmental process lead to cognitive dysfunction.

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Professor of Neurobiology · 2020 - Present Neurobiology, Basic Science Departments
Professor of Cell Biology · 2022 - Present Cell Biology, Basic Science Departments
Faculty Network Member of the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences · 2008 - Present Duke Institute for Brain Sciences, University Institutes and Centers
Member of the Duke Cancer Institute · 2015 - Present Duke Cancer Institute, Institutes and Centers

Education, Training & Certifications

Harvard University · 1998 M.D.
Harvard University · 1998 Ph.D.
Cornell University · 1989 B.A.