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  • Mario Amzel

    Professor and Director, Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry, School of Medicine

    PhD, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina
    • Office: 410-955-3955 | Lab: 410-955-8715
    • mamzel@jhmi.edu
    • 606 WBSB
    • Research Interests: Structure and mechanism of proteins involved in redox or phosphoryl transfer reactions, such as FPPS, MICAL, PHM, and Pl3K-alpha. Many of these proteins are studied as targets for drug design.
  • Scott Bailey

    Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Bloomberg School of Public Health

    PhD, University of Sheffield, UK
    • 443-287-4769
    • scbailey@jhsph.edu
    • W8704 Public Health
    • Research Interests: Structural and functional studies of protein-nucleic acid interaction
  • Doug Barrick

    Professor, Thomas C. Jenkins Department of Biophysics

    PhD, Stanford University
    • 410-516-0409
    • 410-516-4118
    • barrick@jhu.edu
    • 216 Mergenthaler Hall
    • Group/Lab Website
    • Research Interests: Stability and folding of modular proteins, structure and sequence analysis of protein evolution, protein-protein interactions in signaling pathways
  • James Berger

    Professor, Department of Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry, School of Medicine

    PhD, Harvard University
    • Office: 410-955-7163 | Lab: 410-955-7167
    • jmberger@jhmi.edu
    • 713 WBSB
    • Research Interests: Hybrid structural and functional studies of molecular machines; mechanisms of DNA replication, transcription, and chromosome organization; enzyme and small-molecule inhibitor mechanisms
  • Gregory Bowman

    Associate Professor, Thomas C. Jenkins Department of Biophysics

    PhD, Princeton University
  • Brian Camley

    Brian Camley

    Assistant Professor

    PhD, University of California, Santa Barbara
    • 410-516-7683
    • bcamley@jhu.edu
    • Bloomberg 243
    • Research Interests: Cell motility, chemotaxis, collective motion, soft matter, and fluid mechanics in cell biology
  • Gregory Chirikjian

    Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Whiting School of Engineering

    PhD, California Institute of Technology
    • 410-516-7127
    • gregc@jhu.edu
    • 116 CSEB
    • Research Interests: Theory and computational analysis of macromomolecular systems and modeling experimental data acquisition
  • Karen Fleming

    Professor, Thomas C. Jenkins Department of Biophysics

    PhD, Georgetown University
    • Office: 410-516-7256 | Lab: 410-516-5452
    • 410-516-4118
    • Karen.Fleming@jhu.edu
    • 420 Jenkins Hall
    • Group/Lab Website
    • Research Interests: Membrane proteins, protein sorting, chaperone function, protein folding, thermodynamics of protein-protein interactions in membranes, membrane protein modeling
  • Dominique Frueh

    Associate Professor, Department of Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry, School of Medicine

    PhD, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland
    • Office: 410-614-4719 | Lab: 410-614-2229
    • dfrueh1@jhmi.edu
    • 701 Hunterian
    • Research Interests: Use of nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) to study modulations of protein dynamics and conformations in active enzymatic systems
  • Bertrand García-Moreno

    Chair and Professor, Department of Biophysics

    PhD, Indiana University, Bloomington
    • 410-516-4497
    • 410-516-4118
    • bertrand@jhu.edu
    • 002 Jenkins Hall
    • Group/Lab Website
    • Research Interests: Proteins, biothermodynamics, protein engineering, protein electrostatics, pH effects in biology, energy transduction, extreme biophysics
  • Jeffrey Gray

    Professor, Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, Whiting School of Engineering

    PhD, University of Texas, Austin
    • 410-516-5313
    • jgray@jhu.edu
    • 208 Maryland Hall
    • Research Interests: Protein structure prediction and design, protein-protein docking, antibody engineering, biomineralization
  • Rachel Green

    Professor, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, School of Medicine

    PhD, Harvard University
    • Office: 410-614-4922 | Lab: 410-614-4928
    • ragreen@jhmi.edu
    • 702A PCTB
    • Research Interests: In vitro selection approaches, mechanism of translation, ribosomal RNA (rRNA), ribosomes
  • Marc Greenberg

    Vernon K. Krieble Professor, Department of Chemistry

    PhD, Yale University
    • Office: 410-516-8095 | Lab: 410-516-8143
    • mgreenberg@jhu.edu
    • 313 New Chemistry Building
    • Research Interests: Organic and bioorganic chemistry, chemical biology
  • Taekjip Ha

    Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry, School of Medicine

    PhD, University of California at Berkeley
    • 217-398-0865
    • tjha@jhu.edu
    • 169 Mergenthaler
    • Research Interests: Single Molecule and Cell Biophysics
  • Vincent Hilser

    Professor, Department of Biology

    PhD, Johns Hopkins University
    • 410-516-6072 |Lab 410-516-6757
    • hilser@jhu.edu
    • 117A Biology East
    • Research Interests: Protein conformational fluctuations and their role in function, adaptation and disease
  • Kalina Hristova

    Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Whiting School of Engineering

    PhD, Duke University
    • Office 410-516-8939 | Lab: 410-516-7142
    • hristova@jhu.edu
    • Croft Hall 204 H
    • Research Interests: Cell signaling, membrane receptors, membrane cell biology, structure and function of membrane proteins, peptide–bilayer interactions, structure of membranes and lipid bilayers, membrane permeabilization, drug delivery, antimicrobial peptides
  • Margaret Johnson

    Assistant Professor, Thomas C. Jenkins Department of Biophysics

    PhD, University of California, Berkeley
    • 410-516-2376
    • margaret.johnson@jhu.edu
    • 121C Mergenthaler Hall
    • Group/Lab Website
    • Research Interests: Computational modeling and theory, cell-scale simulations, protein networks and evolution, protein assembly dynamics, membrane protein interactions
  • Christian Kaiser

    Assistant Professor, Department of Biology

    PhD, Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, Martinsried, Germany
    • Office: 410-516-4486 | Lab: 410-516-0737
    • kaiser@jhu.edu
    • 205 Mudd Hall
    • Group/Lab Website
    • Research Interests: Protein folding, protein translation, protein translocation, ribosomes, molecular chaperones
  • Jennifer Kavran

    Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Bloomberg School of Public Health

    PhD, Yale University
    • jkavran@jhu.edu
    • W3116 JHSPH
    • Research Interests: Biophysics, cell signaling, structural biology
  • Albert Lau

    Assistant Professor, Department of Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry, School of Medicine

    PhD, Harvard University
    • Office: 443-287-4528 | Lab: 443-287-1963
    • alau@jhmi.edu
    • 706 WBSB
    • Research Interests: Structural biology of molecular association and conformational transitions using computational and experimental approaches
  • Juliette Lecomte

    Professor, Thomas C. Jenkins Department of Biophysics

    PhD, Carnegie-Mellon University
  • Sua Myong

    Associate Professor, Thomas C. Jenkins Department of Biophysics

    PhD, University of California, Berkeley
    • 410-516-5122
    • smyong@jhu.edu
    • Mergenthaler 168
    • Research Interests: Single molecule and single cell detection for quantitation of gene regulation
  • Marc Ostermeier

    Professor, Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, Whiting School of Engineering

    PhD, University of Texas at Austin
    • Office: 410-516-7144 | Lab: 410-516-4146
    • oster@jhu.edu
    • 119 Maryland Hall
    • Research Interests: Protein engineering; protein evolution; synthetic biology
  • Sean Prigge

    Professor, Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, Bloomberg School of Public Health

    PhD, Johns Hopkins University
    • Office: 443-287-4822 | Lab: 443-287-6695
    • sprigge@jhsph.edu
    • E4628 Public Health
    • Research Interests: Enzymes and metabolic pathways in malaria parasites
  • Elijah Roberts

    Assistant Professor, Department of Biophysics

    PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Steven Rokita

    Professor, Department of Chemistry

    PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    • 410-516-5793
    • Remsen 124
    • Research Interests: Bioorganic chemistry and biochemistry
  • Scheherazade Sadegh-Nasseri

    Professor, Department of Pathology, School of Medicine

    PhD, University of California at Los Angeles
    • Office: 410-614-4931 | Lab: 410-955-4959
    • ssadegh@jhmi.edu
    • 664C Ross Building
    • Research Interests: T cell tolerance, T cell activation, T cell memory survival, molecular mechanisms in antigen processing and presentation
  • Jungsan Sohn

    Assistant Professor, Department of Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry, School of Medicine

    PhD, Duke University
    • Office: 443-287-1957 | Lab: 410-614-6134
    • jsohn@jhmi.edu
    • 615 WBSB
    • Research Interests: Use of mechanistic enzymology and X-ray crystallography to study allosterically regulated biological stress-sensors
  • James Stivers

    Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences, School of Medicine

    PhD, Johns Hopkins University
    • Office: 410-502-2758 | Lab: 410-614-9644
    • jstivers@jhmi.edu
    • 314 WBSB
    • Research Interests: Viral restriction mechanisms/dNTP metabolism/innate immunity/DNA repair
  • Joel Tolman

    Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry

    PhD, Yale University
    • 410-516-8022
    • jtolman@jhu.edu
    • Remsen 239
    • Research Interests: Biophysical chemistry
  • Craig Townsend

    Alsoph H. Corwin Professor, Department of Chemistry

    PhD, Yale University
    • 410-516-7444
    • ctownsend@jhu.edu
    • Remsen 252
    • Research Interests: Organic and bioorganic chemistry
  • Herschel Wade

    Associate Professor, Department of Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry, School of Medicine

    PhD, University of California, San Francisco
    • Office: 410-502-5629 | Lab: 410-955-3077
    • herschel.wade@jhmi.edu
    • 709 Hunterian
    • Research Interests: Multidrug resistance functions, protein-ligand interactions, ligand-directed allostery, multidrug recognition, biological switch function and design
  • Cynthia Wolberger

    Professor, Department of Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry, School of Medicine

    PhD, Harvard University
    • Office: 410-955-0728 | Lab: 410-955-3967
    • cwolberg@jhmi.edu
    • 714 WBSB
    • Group/Lab Website
    • Research Interests: Ubiquitin signaling, regulation of transcription, DNA damage response, structural biology
  • Sarah Woodson

    Professor, Thomas C. Jenkins Department of Biophysics

    PhD, Yale University
  • Bin Wu

    Assistant Professor, Department of Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry, School of Medicine

    PhD, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
    • bwu20@jhmi.edu
    • Rangos 454
    • Research Interests: RNA biology, neuroscience, gene expression, single molecule imaging
  • Jie Xiao

    Associate Professor, Department of Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry, School of Medicine

    PhD, Rice University
    • Office: 410-614-0338 | Lab: 410-614-1760
    • xiao@jhmi.edu
    • 708A WBSB
    • Research Interests: Molecular mechanisms of transcription and cytokinesis in bacterial cells
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