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”>https://neuroscienceblueprint.nih.gov/current-d-span-awardees...... 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 Martin and Carol Macht Research Award

/ Helen Clark

Recent Publications

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Our latest research and discoveries.

Mahadevaraju, S., Fear, JM., Akeju, M., Galletta, BJ., Pinheiro, MMLS., Avelino, CC., Cabral-de-Mello, DC., Conlon, K., Dell’Orso, S., Demere, Z., Mansuria, K., Mendonça, CA., Palacios-Gimenez, OM., Ross, E., Savery, M., Yu, K., Smith, HE., Sartorelli, V., Yang, H., Rusan, NM., Vibranovski, MD., Matunis, E., Oliver, B., 2021, Dynamic sex chromosome expression in Drosophila male germ cells, Nat Commun., 12(1):892. doi: 10.1038/s41467-021-20897-y. PMCID: PMC7873209  PubMed

Workman, RE., Pammi, T., Nguyen, BTK., Graeff, LW., Smith, E., Sebald, SM., Stoltzfus, MJ., Euler, CW., Modell, JW., 2021, A natural single-guide RNA repurposes Cas9 to autoregulate CRISPR-Cas expression, Cell, 184(3):675-688.e19. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2020.12.017. PMID: 33421369  PubMed

Goldman, DH., Livingston, NM., Movsik, J., Wu, B., Green, R., 2021, Live-cell imaging reveals kinetic determinants of quality control triggered by ribosome stalling, Mol Cell, S1097-2765(21)00049-6. doi: 10.1016/j.molcel.2021.01.029. PMID: 33581075  PubMed