News & Announcements Archive

Congratulations to PMB student Mayukh Chakrabarti

Congratulations to PMB student Mayukh Chakrabarti

On his first-author publication in the journal Structure, entitled “Allosteric Activation of PI3Ka Results in Dynamic Access to Catalytically Competent Conformations.”

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! […]

Biophysical Society Announces Taekjip Ha and Cynthia Wolberger as 2020 Society Fellows

Biophysical Society Announces Taekjip Ha and Cynthia Wolberger as 2020 Society Fellows

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.

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!

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!