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      At the foundation of Johns Hopkins Medicine is research. 

Interdisciplinary, innovative and pioneering investigations at Johns Hopkins are not only the stuff of scientific history, but also the vital underpinning of both a world-renowned medical education and unsurpassed patient care. 

A mind-boggling and ever-expanding range of topics run the gamut from basic and clinical to translational research.  Basic research provides a fundamental understanding of molecules and mechanisms that, without offering any apparent practical avenue for patient treatment, involves identifying cellular processes and genetic mutations and revealing breakdowns in cellular communication associated with all manner of diseases and disorders—Marfan syndrome, for instance. Clinical research—such as testing a hypertension medicine in mice genetically engineered to have Marfan syndrome, for instance—applies itself directly to improving the human condition. Translational research—often described as “bench-to-bedside” studies—accelerates the discovery of new treatments directed at the basic mechanisms of disorder and disease and hastens the time when effective treatments become a reality.  Marfan syndrome is just one excellent example of how finding the genes responsible for a disease, and discovering what regulates them, can lead to therapy.

General Research

Research Type


Addictions, affective disorders, Alzheimer’s, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, brain injury, brain stimulation, child and adolescent, eating disorders, geriatric psychiatry,  Huntington's, neurobiology, parkinson's and memory disorders research

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Allergy and asthma research

Division of Allergy & Clinical Immunology

ALS research

The Robert Packard Center for ALS Research at Johns Hopkins

Anesthesiology research

Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine

Arrhythmia , cardiomyopathy, heart failure, preventative cardiology and vascular topics research

Heart Institute

Biomechanics research, gait and mobility disorders, swallowing dysfunction research 

Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Brain tumor, MS, pediatric neurosurgery and transverse myelitis research. Project RESTORE

Neurology and Neurosurgery Research Areas

Caffeine addiction research

Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

Cochlear implant technology research

The Listening Center

Craniofacial disorders research

Center for Craniofacial Development and Research

Diabetes research

Diabetes Research Center

Diabetes and Cholesterol Metabolism Center

Diabetes and Cholesterol Metabolism Center

General clinical research information

General Clinical Research Center

GI, livers and pancreas diseases research

Gastroenterology & Hepatology Resource Center

Mass spectrometers research

Middle Atlantic Spectrometry Lab

Neurovascular and Spine Interventions and Anatomy

Interventional Neuroradiology

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder research

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Otolaryngology (head and neck surgery) research 

Department of Otolaryngology

Ophthalmology topics research

Wilmer Eye Institute

Pain and pain relief research

Blaustein Pain Center

Pediatrics research

Children's Center 

Pemphigus research

Department of Dermatology

Radiology topics research

Department of Radiology

Sinus research

Sinus Center

Urological topics research

Brady Urological institute

Cancer Research

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Cancer Biology, Cancer Immunology, Viral Oncology, Cancer Prevention and Control, Chemical Therapeutics, Cancer Imaging research topics

Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center

Cystic Fibrosis Research

Cystic Fibrosis Center

Head and neck cancer topics

The Head & Neck Cancer Center

Lymphoma research

The Johns Hopkins Lymphoma SPORE

Gynecological cancer research

Department of Gynecological Oncology

Genetics Research

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CFF Genotyping Center for Cystic Fibrosis

Cystic Fibrosis- Genotyping Center

Immunogenetics and Disease research

Immunogenetics Lab

Sequencing and genotyping services for gene discovery

Center for Inherited Disease Research

Schizophrenia and bipolar genetics research

Epidemiology & Genetics Program in Psychiatry

Genome Biology

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Research into different types of cell engineering

Core Facilities


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