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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Recent Accomplishments

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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

2021 Paul Talalay Research Award

/ Grant Kusick

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Yoo S, Kim J, Lyu P, Hoang TV, Ma A, Trinh V, Dai W, Jiang L, Leavey P, Duncan L, Won JK, Park SH, Qian J, Brown SP, Blackshaw S., 2021, Control of neurogenic competence in mammalian hypothalamic tanycytes, Sci Adv., 7(22):eabg3777. doi: 10.1126/sciadv.abg3777, PMID: 34049878 PubMed

White CJ, Ellis JM, Wolfgang MJ., 2021, The role of Ethanolamine Phosphate Phospholyase in regulation of Astrocyte Lipid Homeostasis, J Biol Chem.,100830. doi: 10.1016/j.jbc.2021.100830, PMID: 34048714  PubMed

Jeon SM, Chang D, Geske A, Ginty DD, Caterina MJ., 2021, Sex dependent reduction in mechanical allodynia in the sural-sparing nerve injury model in mice lacking Merkel cells., J Neurosci., :JN-RM-1668-20. doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.1668-20.2021, PMID: 34031166  PubMed