News & Announcements Archive


Congratulations Elmer Zapata-Mercado!

Congratulations Elmer Zapata-Mercado!
PMB student Elmer Zapata-Mercado (Hristova lab) was inducted into the Edward Alexander Bouchet Graduate Honor Society!  The Bouchet Society recognizes outstanding academic achievement and commitment to diversity.


Congratulations Amy!

Congratulations Amy!
Congratulations to Amy Fernandez for being awarded a 2020 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship.  Amy is currently a second year student in James Berger’s lab.  Her fellowship is titled “Structural and mechanistic studies of molecular crosstalk in the bacterial primosome.”  Way to go, Amy!!!


Karen Fleming Receives Sharona Gordon Award for Promoting Equity and Diversity in Science

Karen Fleming Receives Sharona Gordon Award for Promoting Equity and Diversity in Science
Professor Karen G. Fleming (center) was announced as the first recipient of the Sharona Gordon Award by the Society of General Physiologists for her efforts as a leader in identifying & communicating problems that affect scientific environments such as unintended bias and lack of diversity in science. Professor Fleming was the first ever to receive […]


Congratulations Dr. Henry!

Congratulations Dr. Henry!
Henry successfully defended his thesis, entitled “Elucidating general effects of bilayer hydration and mechanical forces on β-barrel membrane protein energetics” on Jan. 13.  Congratulations Dr. Henry! [...]


Visiting Weekend 2020

Visiting Weekend 2020
The PMB program was excited to have 37 students from all over the country take part in the annual visiting weekend in Baltimore. Prospective students of the program took part in many engaging activities including dinner with faculty, lab tours at Homewood and JHMI, a scientific-poster presentation session, and a tour of Baltimore, Maryland, home […]


Welcome New PMB Students

Welcome New PMB Students
We are thrilled to welcome the new students joining the PMB program in 2019! We are looking forward to seeing the great work they have in store. The new students already attended their first IBR retreat in late August and had fun introducing themselves to PMB faculty and fellow students.


Karen Fleming wins Provost’s Prize for Faculty Excellence in Diversity

Karen Fleming wins Provost’s Prize for Faculty Excellence in Diversity
Congratulations to PMB faculty member Karen Fleming who was selected as the 2019 recipient of the Provost’s Prize for Faculty Excellence in Diversity. Dr. Fleming was recognized for her efforts to support gender equity in STEM fields. Read her nominee statement which captures her "aspirations for the next generation of #WomeninSTEM."


Cynthia Wolberger elected to the National Academy of Sciences

Cynthia Wolberger elected to the National Academy of Sciences
PMB faculty member Cynthia Wolberger is among an elite group of researchers from around the US to be elected into the National Academy of Sciences.  Membership to the NAS signifies a sustained level of scientific discovery at the highest level.  Congratulations Cynthia!