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Biochemistry and Molecular Biology


 

Established 1917

Founding department

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

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Biochemistry and Molecular Biology


 

Established 1917

Founding department

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

 

Rich History

Research training of PhD students and post-doctoral fellows in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology has been supported by a training grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Cancer Institute since 1975.  In July 2016, the department received notice that this training grant would be renewed for its 8th consecutive time and thereby continue the tradition of supporting trainees through 2021. The program’s flexible curriculum allows opportunity to take courses throughout the Bloomberg School of Public Health, which has been rated #1 for 21 consecutive years by the U.S. News & World Report. 

 
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Discover Together


 

 

Discover Together


 

 

The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (BMB) conducts research to discover and characterize the fundamental biological processes relevant to health and disease.

Today, BMB comprises roughly 20 teaching and research faculty, 40 pre-doctoral students, 50 masters students and 20 postdoctoral fellows and visiting scholars. BMB’s research interests have evolved over the past quarter century to include cellular stress responses, DNA replication and repair pathways (genome integrity), cancer, aging, protein homeostasis, and reproductive biology. Our newest faculty members have further expanded our areas of expertise to include structural biology, molecular nutrition, stem cells, neurodegenerative and other chronic diseases, and epigenetics. Alumni of the Department are uniquely positioned to enter successful careers in academia, medicine and industry.

 

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Our Faculty


Our Faculty


Faculty and students work together to increase knowledge of the biochemical and molecular bases of normal and abnormal cellular processes and to train highly qualified scientists who—through research, teaching and service—continue to provide new insights into the biomedical issues that have a profound impact on public health. 

Read more about our National Cancer Institute funded training grant here.

from The CHAIR

Dear colleagues:

Thank you for browsing  our website dedicated to PhD training in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the Johns Hopkins University. Our training program has a very long history of providing a first rate training experience for PhD graduate students. Given 35 preceptors affiliated with the Bloomberg School of Public Health and School of Medicine, this program offers an optimal balance between a close-knit family feel and a broad range of exciting opportunities for PhD thesis research. As you peruse the research interests of individual faculty members you will identify recurring themes of great significance such as stress response biology, cancer biology,  genome integrity, protein homeostasis and regulation though post-translational modifications, and reproductive and germ stem cell biology. Students enrolled in this program are exposed to a rigorous course curriculum as well as a plethora of structured and informal activities that prepare them to become the leading researchers of tomorrow. This program is funded in part from a T32 training grant from the National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health,  now in its 40th year of existence. All inquiries about our program are welcomed! On behalf of the entire training faculty and myself, we wish you the very best in your journey to become a leader and difference maker in biomedical research.

Warm regards,

Michael J. Matunis