Contact/Join Gong Lab

Lab email:

All inquiries related to employment opportunities, media coverage, and equipment purchase should be directed to the lab email. More urgent requests should be made directly to the PI.

Lab mail address:

Department of Biomedical Engineering
Rm 1427 FCIEMAS (Fitzpatrick)
101 Science Dr.
Campus Box 90281
Durham, NC 27708

Lab shipping address:

Rm 2510 FCIEMAS (Fitzpatrick)
101 Science Dr.
Durham, NC 27708



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We are looking for capable students and post-doctoral scholars to join the lab. A nascent lab is a great opportunity for students to build experiments from the ground up, and to guide exciting projects with high degrees of flexibility and responsibility. Interdisciplinary projects in the brain sciences require skills from the fields of molecular biology, neuroscience, phyics, optics, and data science, so we will always seek applicants with a wide variety of skill sets to advance our research. Prospective applicants will mostly fall into the following categories:

  • Prospective graduate students to the Department of Biomedical Engineering should apply through the BME department with emphasis in Neuroengineering. Because BME directly admits students into labs, it is highly recommended to explicitly state research directions within our lab in the statement of purpose and in the research interest sections of the application.
  • Graduate students currently at Duke University in the Departments of Biomedical Engineering, Electrical/Computer Engineering, or Neurobiology seeking a rotation should email the lab with a CV or a summary of recent research experience.
  • Prospective postdoctoral scholars should email the lab with a CV and a statement of research interests and how those interests fit with the lab direction.
  • Undergraduates currently at Duke University or from outside schools should email the lab with a statement of research interest that includes relevant coursework and future research plans. Applicants to the Pratt Research Program or REU should outline a research timeline in the inquiry.