Friederike Jayes, DVM, PhD
Principal Investigator
Assistant Professor in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Assistant Professor in Pathology
Contact Information
Chesterfield Building Suite 510, 701 W. Main Street, Durham, NC, 27701


Friederike Jayes, DVM, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Reproductive Sciences in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Duke University Medical Center.

Dr. Jayes’ research centers on uterine fibroids and strategies for treatment — in particular, engineering smart injectable drug delivery theranostics for uterine fibroids. She also works extensively on effective mentoring. In July 2019, Dr. Jayes received funding as Duke’s Principal Investigator for a five-year NIH consortium grant titled "The Science of Mentoring, Networking and Navigating Career Transition Points." The grant was received through the National Research Mentoring Network.

Friederike Jayes, DVM, PhD, in the lab
Fibroid research by Dr. Jayes