Angeline Dukes

Assistant Professor, Department of Neuroscience

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Angeline Dukes is a first-generation college graduate who earned her bachelors degree from the Historically Black College/University, Fisk University. She then earned her masters and doctoral degrees from the University of California, Irvine. She is also the Founder and current President of Black In Neuro, an international organization dedicated to supporting Black scholars in neuroscience-related fields worldwide. As an assistant professor in the Department of Neuroscience, Dr. Dukes splits her time between teaching undergraduate neuroscience courses and leading diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives. She aims to foster a community at UMN that welcomes, supports, and empowers all students, but especially those with historically marginalized identities, both in and out of the classroom.


  • Singleton KS, Murray DRK, Dukes AJ, Richardson LNS. A year in review: Are diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives fixing systemic barriers? Neuron. 2021 Nov 3;109(21):3365-3367.
  • Elayouby KS, Ishikawa M, Dukes AJ, Smith ACW, Lu Q, Fowler CD, Kenny PJ. α3* Nicotinic acetylcholine receptors in the habenula-interpeduncular nucleus circuit regulate nicotine intake. J Neurosci. 2021 Feb 24;41(8):1779-1787.
  • Singleton KS, Tesfaye R, Dominguez EN, Dukes AJ. An open letter to past, current and future mentors of Black neuroscientists. Nat Rev Neurosci. 2021 Feb;22(2):71-72.
  • Dukes A. How to better support Black trainees in the biomedical sciences. Nat Med. 2020 Nov;26(11):1674.
  • Dukes AJ, Fowler JP, Lallai V, Pushkin AN, Fowler CD. Adolescent cannabinoid and nicotine exposure differentially alters adult nicotine self-administration in males and females. Nicotine Tob Res. 2020 Jul 16;22(8):1364-1373.