New Director of Undergraduate Research

Durham, NC – Karen Murphy, an assistant dean of Trinity College and lecturing fellow in Duke’s Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, has been named director of the Undergraduate Research Support Office. She starts July 1. Murphy holds a Ph.D. in neurobiology from Duke and a bachelor of arts degree in psychology and biology from the University of Colorado, Boulder. “Karen Murphy is an experienced academic dean and a dedicated instructor who has both passion and skill running undergraduate research programs,” said Lee Baker, dean of academic affairs of Trinity College. “Before becoming an academic dean, she was a co-director of the summer research program for the department of Psychology and Neuroscience, which is one of our largest and most successful programs. Most importantly, she recognizes that students who conduct mentored…


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