News & Announcements Archive

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
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

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!

De La Cruz awarded an NSF predoctoral fellowship!

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!

Rachel Green and Cynthia Wolberger elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences!

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.

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.