Dr. Nicholas Marsh-Armstrong is an associate professor of neuroscience and ophthalmology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His research examines molecular mechanisms involved in gene regulation, development and disease of the central nervous system, focusing principally on the retina.
He also serves as a research scientist at the Kennedy Krieger Institute.
Dr. Marsh-Armstrong graduated magna cum laude with his bachelor's degree in chemistry and philosophy at Haverford College. He went on to pursue graduate work in neuroscience and cellular and developmental biology at Harvard University, receiving his doctoral degree in 1994. He then served as a post-doctoral fellow at the Carnegie Institution of Washington in the Department of Embryology until 2001, when he joined the faculty of Johns Hopkins and the Kennedy Krieger Institute as an assistant professor.
Dr. Marsh-Armstrong has authored or co-authored more than two-dozen peer-reviewed publications, and his research has received multiple NIH grants. He has received numerous awards, including a Certificate of Distinction in Teaching at Harvard in 1991, a Howard Hughes Medical Institute pre-doctoral fellowship and a Jane Coffin Childs Memorial Fund for Medical Research post-doctoral fellowship.