Cynthia Wolberger, PhD and Taekjip Ha, PhD are part of the amazing faculty here in the Program for Molecular Biophysics. We are proud of their achievements, impressed by the work they have done, and are excited that they are getting the recognition they most definitely deserve.
News & Announcements Archive
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.
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."
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!
Second-year PMB student Ana De La Cruz was awarded a prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. Her proposal, entitled “Single cell gene profiling of host-microbe interactions”, was among a small group selected for funding from over 2000 applicants. Congrats Ana!
PMB faculty members, Rachel Green and Cynthia Wolberger, were two of five Hopkins faculty members newly elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. The AAAS is a 239-year-old organization dedicated to honoring leaders in academia, public affairs, and the arts. Click here to read more about AAAS and the new members from PMB.
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!
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).
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.
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 […]