Our Team :
Wilkie A. Wilson, Ph.D. | email | 919-949-8063
Dr. Wilkie Wilson is the Director of DukeLEARN. He is a Professor of Pharmacology and Cancer Biology at Duke University Medical Center, and a Senior Research Scientist for the Department of Veterans Affairs. Dr. Wilson is a neuroscientist who studies how drugs interact with the central nervous system, with a particular interest in how the brain acquires and stores information. He has authored numerous scientific publications, book chapters and books, and has mentored 12 young scientists as they obtained the Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. and more than 20 postdoctoral fellows. For the past ten years, Dr. Wilson has worked to make brain science accessible to young people and adults in a variety of venues. He is a frequent speaker at schools for young people and their parents. He provides training for educators, counselors, and members of the criminal justice community. He also advocates for brain health through numerous media appearances on national radio and televison.