Richard Ambinder

James B. Murphy Professor

Virology and human cancer; antiviral therapy; antitumor therapy; lymphoma pathogenesis and treatment

Deborah Andrew


Building body parts – discovering the mechanisms by which organs achieve their unique architectures and physiological specializations during embryonic development

Netzahualcóyotl Arroyo Currás

Assistant Professor

Pharmacokinetics, Biosensors, In-vivo sensing

Scott Bailey

Associate Professor

Structural and molecular mechanisms in nucleic-acid biology

James C. Barrow

Associate Professor
Drug discovery for disorders of neurodevelopment

James M. Berger


Structural and molecular mechanisms of nucleic-acid machines and assemblies; control of DNA replication and chromosome superstructure

Seth Blackshaw


Building and rebuilding the Retina and hypothalamus


Solange Brown

Associate Professor
Functional organization of the neocortex 

Namandje' N. Bumpus


Role of drug metabolism in non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor-mediated toxicity

Patrick Cahan

Associate Professor
Hybrid experimental/ computational lab studying gene regulatory networks in development, stem cell engineering, and cancer

Gregory V. Carr

Assistant Professor
Preclinical models of neurological and psychiatric disorders

Michael Caterina

Solomon H. Snyder Professor of Neurosurgery, Professor of Biological Chemistry & Neuroscience
Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms of Pain Sensation

Steven Claypool

Associate Professor

Mitochondrial Phospholipid Metabolism in Health and Disease

Janice Clements

Professor and Vice Dean for Faculty

Molecular Pathogenesis and Latency of SIV & HIV

Luisa Cochella

Assistant Professor
Transcriptional and Post-transcriptional Mechanisms for Cell Diversification

Robert N. Cole

Assistant ProfessorDirector of Mass Spectrometry and Proteomics Facility, Director of Mass Spectrometry Core for Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center
Functional interactions of proteins in human health and disease.

Jeff Coller

Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of RNA Biology and Therapeutics
mRNA translation, mRNA stability, RNA modifications 

Jeffry Corden

RNA Polymerase II Phosphorylation and Transcription Regulation

Brendan Cormack


Fungal pathogenesis: the host-pathogen interaction for the yeast pathogen Candida glabrata

Valina Dawson

Professor Director, Neuroregeneration and Stem Cell Programs, Institute for Cell Engineering

Molecular mechanisms of neuronal death and survival in models of stroke, Parkinson's and Alzheimer’s disease

Peter Devreotes

Genetic analysis of chemotaxis eukaryotic cells

Angelika Doetzlhofer

Associate Professor
Cell specification and differentiation in the mammalian auditory system

Xinzhong Dong


Molecular and Cellular Studies of Somatosensation, Inflammation, and related diseases

Peter Espenshade

Professor, Associate Dean for Graduate Biomedical Education
Mechanisms of Nutrient Sensing

Andrew Ewald


Cellular mechanisms and molecular regulation of epithelial morphogenesis during development and breast cancer

Andrew Feinberg

Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Epigenetics Professor of Medicine, Biomedical Engineering, Oncology, Molecular Biology & Genetics, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Biostatistics, and Mental Health

Epigenetics in development and disease

Caren L. Freel-Meyers

Medicinal chemistry, chemical biology, drug delivery, bacterial isoprenoid and vitamin and biosynthesis, design of anti-infective strategies

Dominique Frueh

Associate Professor

NMR studies of active enzymatic systems: dynamic molecular communication in Nonribosomal Peptide Synthetases

Dax Fu

Associate Professor

Zinc physiology with a focus on structure, function and regulation of zinc transporters

Ryuya Fukunaga

Associate Professor

Mechanism and biology of small silencing RNAs

Luis Garza

Stem Cells and Regeneration

Loyal Goff

Assistant Professor

Long non-coding RNAs in neural cell fate decisions

Erin Goley

Associate ProfessorBCMB Admissions Director
Bacterial cell biology: growth, division, and shape regulation

Stephen Gould


Exosome biogenesis and retrovirus budding

Bethany Gray

Assistant Professor

Rachel Green

Bloomberg Distinguished ProfessorDirector, BCMB Graduate Program
Mechanisms of Ribosome Translation and Translational Control

Taekjip Ha

Bloomberg Distinguished Professor
Single-Molecule Studies of Genomic Maintenance

J. Marie Hardwick


Molecular mechanisms of programmed cell death and its role in viral pathogenesis

Andrew Holland

Molecular mechanisms underlying accurate chromosome segregation and centrosome duplication

Richard Huganir

Regulation of neurotransmitter receptors and brain function in health and disease

Miho Iijima

Lipid Signaling in Chemotaxis

Takanari Inoue

Synthetic cell biology: total synthesis of cellular functions such as neutrophil chemotaxis and ciliary mechano-sensation

Reza Kalhor

Assistant Professor
Genomics, Synthetic Biology, Developmental Biology

Jennifer Kavran

Assistant Professor

Mechanistic studies of eukaryotic signaling pathways

Kebschull, Justus

Assistant Professor
Understanding brain evolution using viruses, barcodes, and sequencing.

Alex Kolodkin

Molecular Mechanisms of Neuronal Growth Cone Guidance

Anastasia Kralli


Regulatory pathways that control adaptive metabolic responses in adipose and skeletal muscle tissues

Hyungbae Kwon

Associate Professor

Cellular Principles Underlying Learning and Cognition

Albert Lau

Associate Professor

Molecular mechanics of allostery and binding

Anthony K. L. Leung

Associate Professor
Mechanism of gene regulation at RNA and protein levels.

Rong Li

Bloomberg Distinguished Professor

Cellular Dynamics in space, time, and adaptation

Jian Liu

Associate Professor

Theoretical modeling, Mechanobiology, Cell Migration, Membrane trafficking, Cell Division

Jun Liu

Chemical biology and molecular biology; use of small molecules to probe important cellular processes and pathways; translational medicine

Thomas Lloyd

Associate Professor

Intracellular trafficking in neuromuscular degenerative diseases.

Svetlana Lutsenko


Human copper homeostasis: mechanism of copper transport, regulatory networks, the role in lipid metabolism, disorders of copper misbalance

Brady J. Maher

Associate Professor

Molecular and physiological basis of psychiatric disorders

Seth Margolis

Associate Professor

Molecular Mechanisms of Synapse Formation in Development and Disease

Keri Martinowich

Associate Professor
Regulation of experience-dependent gene expression in brain circuits that control behavior

Erika Matunis

Signals Regulating Stem Cell Self-renewal

Mollie K. Meffert

Associate Professor
The Regulation of Neuronal Gene Expression in Health and Disease

Susan Michaelis


The premature aging disease progeria and lamin A processing; ubiquitin-proteasome mediated protein quality control.

Joshua Modell

Assistant Professor
Molecular mechanisms of CRISPR-Cas Immunity

Ulrich Mueller

Bloomberg Distinguished Professor Director, Developmental Neuroscience

Auditory Perception and Development of Neocortical Circuits

Jeremy Nathans

Molecular mechanisms of retinal development and disease; the role of Frizzled receptors in mammalian development

Tamara O’Connor

Assistant Professor
Molecular dissection of host-pathogen interactions and the evolution of virulence strategies in natural reservoirs

Bindu Paul

Assistant Professor
Redox signaling in aging and neurodegeneration

Diane Peters

Assistant Professor
Development of novel small molecule therapeutics for inflammatory bowel disease; in vivo pharmacology.

Jennifer Pluznick

Associate Professor
Elucidating the role of sensory receptors, such as olfactory receptors, in regulating renal function

Joel L. Pomerantz

Associate Professor

Functional Specificity and Design of Signal Transduction Pathways

Christopher J. Potter

Associate Professor
Insect Olfaction: Molecules, Neurons, and Behavior

Zhaozhu Qiu

Associate Professor
Molecular Biology and Physiology of Ion Transport 

Rajini Rao


Ion transport in health and disease. Emerging roles for Ca2+ signaling and endosomal pH in cancer, autism and neurodegenerative disorders

Karen Reddy

Assistant Professor

Understanding how the nuclear periphery and other subcompartments contribute to general nuclear architecture and to specific gene regulation

Sergi Regot

Assistant Professor

Signaling Network Dynamics at Single Cell Level

Douglas Robinson


Cytokinesis and Cell Shape Control

Ronald Schnaar


Molecular basis of cell-cell interactions in the nervous and immune systems; glycobiology

Hiromi Sesaki


Molecular Mechanisms and Physiological Roles of Mitochondrial Fusion and Division

Geraldine Seydoux


Developmental genetics: RNA and protein dynamics in embryos

Theresa A. Shapiro


Discovery, development and clinical trials of drugs for malaria and sleeping sickness; in vitro pharmacokinetics-pharmacodynamics; long-acting chemoprophylaxis

Robert Siliciano


Host-virus interaction in HIV infection

Solomon H. Snyder


Neurotransmitters, Second Messengers and Drug Action in the Nervous System

Shanthini Sockanathan

Mechanisms of differentiation and degeneration in the nervous system

Jungsan (Jay) Sohn

Associate Professor

Understanding how biological stress-sensors are assembled, detect danger signals, and initiate stress-response

Sean Taverna

Associate Professor
Epigenetic pathways in disease, histone and chromatin modifications, and small RNA directed gene silencing

Winston Timp

Associate Professor
Sequencing Technology Development and Application to Genetics, Epigenetics and Transcriptomics

Edward Twomey

Assistant Professor
Structural and molecular mechanisms of neurotransmission and protein homeostasis. 

Shigeki Watanabe

Associate Professor

Cellular and molecular characterizations of rapid changes during synaptic plasticity

Williams, Dionna

Assistant Professor
HIV, brain, immunology

Katherine Wilson


Nuclear envelope, lamins and nucleoskeleton; Emery-Dreifuss muscular dystrophy

Cynthia Wolberger


Structural and molecular mechanisms of ubiquitin signaling and chromatin modification; regulation of transcription

Michael Wolfgang


Cellular and organismal metabolism 

G. William Wong

Systems Physiology of Peptide Hormones

Paul Worley

Molecular mechanism of neuronal plasticity

Bin Wu

Assistant Professor
​Single molecule imaging, RNA biology, neuroscience and gene expression

Carl Wu

Bloomberg Distinguished Professor

Chromatin remodeling as a fundamental regulator of gene activity

Mark Wu

Molecular and Circuit Mechanisms Underlying Motivated Behavior

Jie Xiao


Single-molecule and single-cell studies of cell division, chromosome conformation, transcription and gene regulation

King-Wai Yau


Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience

Natasha Zachara

Associate Professor
O-GlcNAc, A Novel Regulator of the Cellular Stress Response and Cell Surival

Heng Zhu


Signal Transduction, protein network, host-pathogen interaction, protein chip approach to study proteomics