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

Recent News

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Updates and news from our department.
Nov 15

This year, we hosted our annual student retreat in a hybrid format.  Thanks to the Retreat committee, we were able...... Read More

Aug 11

Congratulations to Chelsy Eddings for receiving the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s 2021 Gilliam Fellowship for Advanced Study: Read More

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Recent Accomplishments

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Our students accomplish great things

2021 HHMI Gilliam Fellowship

/ Chelsy Eddings

2021 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

/ Andrew Eneim / Vienna Huso / Nicholas Keith / Jennifer Viveiros

2021 Hans Joaquim Prochaska Research Award / Chirag Vasavda

2021 Nupur Dinesh Thekdi Research Award / Callie Shubin

2021 Mette Strand Research Award

/ Thao Phan

Recent Publications

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Our latest research and discoveries.

Tran MN, Maynard KR, Spangler A, Huuki LA, Montgomery KD, Sadashivaiah V, Tippani M, Barry BK, Hancock DB, Hicks SC, Kleinman JE, Hyde TM, Collado-Torres L, Jaffe AE, Martinowich K., 2021, Single-nucleus transcriptome analysis reveals cell-type-specific molecular signatures across reward circuitry in the human brain, Neuron., S0896-6273(21)00655-3. doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2021.09.001. PMID: 34582785.  PubMed

Vevea JD, Kusick GF, Courtney KC, Chen E, Watanabe S, Chapman ER., 2021, Synaptotagmin 7 is targeted to the axonal plasma membrane through γ-secretase processing to promote synaptic vesicle docking in mouse hippocampal neurons, Elife, 10:e67261. doi: 10.7554/eLife.67261. PMCID: PMC8452306. 2021 PubMed

Lee JH, Mosher EP, Lee YS, Bumpus NN, Berger JM., 2021, Control of topoisomerase II activity and chemotherapeutic inhibition by TCA cycle metabolites, Cell Chem Biol., S2451-9456(21)00403-7. doi: 10.1016/j.chembiol.2021.08.014. PMID: 34529934  PubMed