NATHANS LAB Axons in the gestational day 13 mouse embryo visualized with
anti-neurofilament immunostaining followed by tissue clarification
POTTER LAB false colored image of a fly brain showing olfactory
projection neurons
XIAO LAB E. coli cell division machineries QIU LAB Expression of a mechanically-activated ion channel
in the mouth lung visualized by X-gal staining
ROBINSON LAB The molecular basis for mechanics of cytokinesis HOLAND LAB Multiciliated cells require programmed centriole amplification WOLFGANG LAB E17.5 mouse hepatocyte MATUNIS LAB Ectopic expression of the female sex determinant Sex-Lethal
in the adult testis disrupts tissue morphology
Wild type Drosophilia ovary

Welcome to the Biochemistry, Cellular and Molecular Biology (BCMB) Graduate Program at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

We are one of the oldest multidisciplinary graduate programs in the country. Our mission is to train independent research scientists for productive careers by providing a broad foundation in basic science and promoting the study of problems of biomedical importance from a mechanistic perspective. Learn More from our director

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Jul 27

Congratulations to BCMB student Cory White for receiving the NIH Blueprint D-SPAN Award (F99/K00) for Neuroscience Research:   Ctrl+Click or tap to follow the link”> Read More

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Recent Accomplishments

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Our students accomplish great things

2020 Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds Award

/ Ljubica Mihaljevic

2020 NIH Blueprint D-SPAN Award (F99/K00)

/ Cory White

2020 NIH F31 Predoctoral Fellowship

/ Nicole Carter / Reuben Levy-Myers / John Paul Ouyang

2020 HHMI Gilliam Fellowship

/ Michael Hopkins / Miguel Pacheco

2020 Paul Talalay Research Award / Karole D’Orazio

Recent Publications

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Our latest research and discoveries.

Sarver DC, Stewart AN, Rodriguez S, Little HC, Aja S, Wong GW., 2020, “Loss of CTRP4 alters adiposity and food intake behaviors in obese mice.” Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab. 2020 Oct 5. doi: 10.1152/ajpendo.00448.2020. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33017221. PubMed

Phan TP, Maryniak AL, Boatwright CA, Lee J, Atkins A, Tijhuis A, Spierings DC, Bazzi H, Foijer F, Jordan PW, Stracker TH, Holland AJ., 2020, “Centrosome defects cause microcephaly by activating the 53BP1-USP28-TP53 mitotic surveillance pathway.” EMBO J. 2020 Nov 23:e106118. doi: 10.15252/embj.2020106118. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33226141. PubMed

Lee I, Razaghi R, Gilpatrick T, Molnar M, Gershman A, Sadowski N, Sedlazeck FJ, Hansen KD, Simpson JT, Timp W., 2020, “Simultaneous profiling of chromatin accessibility and methylation on human cell lines with nanopore sequencing.” Nat Methods. 2020 Dec;17(12):1191-1199. doi: 10.1038/s41592-020-01000-7. Epub 2020 Nov 23. PMID: 33230324; PMCID: PMC7704922. PubMed