Rebekah Fleming, Ph.D.

Dr. Rebekah Fleming is a neurobiologist with broad experience in neuron physiology and neurotransmitter receptor pharmacology. Dr. Fleming completed multidisciplinary graduate training in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, the Curriculum in Neurobiology, and the Bowles Center for Alcohol Studies at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. After earning her Ph.D., she moved on to postdoctoral studies in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Duke University and at the Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Dr. Fleming received a Career Development Award from the Department of Veterans Affairs. She became an Assistant Professor in the Addiction Division of the Duke Psychiatry Department, successfully competed for research funding, and managed her own research laboratory at the Durham VA. Since leaving the laboratory, Dr. Fleming has translated her scientific writing skills to the preparation of NIH, DoD, and NSF proposals and her hands-on bench skills to metalsmithing. She also enjoys kettlebell training and disk golf.

Education: B.S. in Physics from Grinnell College; Ph.D. in Neurobiology from University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill