Anne Elizabeth West
Anne Elizabeth West

Anne Elizabeth West

Professor of Neurobiology


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.


Professor of Neurobiology in the School of Medicine

2020 School of Medicine

Professor of Cell Biology in the School of Medicine

2022 School of Medicine

Member of the Duke Cancer Institute in the School of Medicine

2015 School of Medicine

Faculty Network Member of the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences in the University Institutes and Centers

2008 University Institutes and Centers


B.A. 1989

1989 Cornell University

M.D. 1998

1998 Harvard University

Ph.D. 1998

1998 Harvard University

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Bryan Research Building
Durham, NC
Box 3209
Durham, NC