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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Recent News

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Updates and news from our department.

Upcoming Events

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Seminars and events. Know what’s coming

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Recent Accomplishments

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Our students accomplish great things

2024 Bouchet Graduate Honor Society

2024 American Heart Association Predoctoral Fellowship

2023 NRSA Individual Predoctoral Fellowships to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (F31)

2023 NIH F31 Predoctoral Fellowship

2023 Diversity Specialized Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Advancement in Neuroscience (D-SPAN) Award

Recent Publications

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Our latest research and discoveries.

Karimian K, Groot A, Huso V, Kahidi R, Tan KT, Sholes S, Keener R, McDyer JF, Alder JK, Li H, Rechtsteiner A, Greider CW., 2024, Human telomere length is chromosome end-specific and conserved across individuals. Science, 384(6695):533-539. doi: 10.1126/science.ado0431. PMID: 38603523  PubMed

Smith EL, Goley ED., 2024, House of CarDs: Functional insights into the transcriptional regulator CdnL., Mol Microbiol., doi: 10.1111/mmi.15268. PMID: 38664995  PubMed

Villalón Landeros E, Kho SC, Church TR, Brennan A, Türker F, Delannoy M, Caterina MJ, Margolis SS., 2024, The nociceptive activity of peripheral sensory neurons is modulated by the neuronal membrane proteasome, Cell Rep., 43(4):114058. doi: 10.1016/j.celrep.2024.114058. PMID: 38614084  PubMed