Department of Cell Biology

Building on the long, rich history of the Department of Cell Biology, faculty members merge molecular biology and imaging techniques to focus on cellular form, function and transformation. Departmental scientists study topics including cell motility, division, membrane trafficking, metabolism, and development, with tools like scanning and transmission electron microscopy and scanning confocal, total internal reflection, and lattice light sheet fluorescence microscopy. Faculty participate in the Biochemistry, Cellular and Molecular Biology and the Johns Hopkins University Biology graduate programs.


Andrew J. Ewald, Ph.D.

  • Director, Department of Cell Biology
  • Director, Giovanis Institute for Translational Cell Biology
  • Virginia De Acetis Professor in Basic Cancer Research
  • Co-Leader, Cancer Invasion and Metastasis Program (CIM)
  • Professor of Cell Biology
  • Professor of Biomedical Engineering
  • Professor of Oncology