News & Announcements Archive


De La Cruz awarded an NSF predoctoral fellowship!

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!

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!

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

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

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

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”

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

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

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.