News & Announcements Archive

Zapata-Mercado wins poster competition!

Fourth-year PMB student Elmer Zapata-Mercado was selected as winner of the Student Research Achievement Award at the Annual Meeting of the Biophysical Society.  Elmer’s poster described his research on the mechanism of EphA2 dimerization in response to monomeric ligands in Dr. Kalina Hristova’s lab.  Congrats Elmer!

Happy Halloween From PMB

Professor Bertrand Garcia-Moreno got a surprise from the first year class sporting new thermodynamics tees for some Halloween fun (though reports say it took him the whole class to notice).

PMB students in Hopkins government

Jamie Martinez and Elmer Zapata-Mercado are currently serving on the executive board of the Graduate Representative Organization.  Sean Klein recently served for three years on the board, and also served as Administration and Funding Chair.  Trevor Zandi is serving as representative for Biophysics.

James Berger elected to National Academy of Medicine

We would like to congratulate Dr. James Berger who has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine! Dr. Berger is a professor of biophysics and biophysical chemistry at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His research focuses on the fundamental mechanisms of enzymes that control cell proliferation and small molecule inhibitors that target […]

PMB student Kelsey Bettridge authors a “Scientist’s Oath”

Recognizing shortcomings in the public perception of scientists, Kelsey and her colleagues have published an editorial article in Molecular Cell with guidelines for how young (and old) scientists can better interface with our communities and our constituents.

Welcome to our New PMB Students

We are excited to welcome the PMB class for 2018! They have officially arrived and already attended their first IBR retreat.

Prospective Students Visiting Weekend

This past weekend, applicants nationwide flew into Baltimore for the Graduate Program in Molecular Biophysics’ Prospective Students Visiting Weekend. The visiting weekend allows current members of the Biophysics department to get to know the candidates in a more natural setting while providing an environment where these prospective students can learn more about the program and gain a holistic idea of what their time at Hopkins would be like.

Disordered Protein Function

Vincent Hilser Head Shot
PMB faculty member Vincent Hilser leads a team of scientists that “cracked a key part of the mystery surrounding a distinct type of protein” that could lead to treatments for diseases from cancer to neurological disorders. Science!

PMB faculty member Rachel Green elected to the National Academy of Medicine

Rachel Green Head Shot
Dr. Rachel Green was one of seven Hopkins faculty members newly elected to the National Academy of Medicine (NAM), considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine.  Members of NAM are recognized for having made major contributions to the advancement of the medical sciences, health care, and public health.