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New Institute Director at Johns Hopkins Coincides with ‘Big Bet’ on Basic Science

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine leaders plan to invest $100 million over the next five years to hire new faculty and support programs aimed at unraveling the mysteries of biology. Such “basic” science discoveries underpin virtually every major medical breakthrough, say the leaders, and they have appointed structural biologist James Berger, Ph.D., to direct the Johns Hopkins institute dedicated to this effort.

“The time is now to place a big bet on basic science research,” says Paul B. Rothman, M.D., dean of the medical faculty and CEO of Johns Hopkins Medicine. “We are at an unprecedented time when advances in technology have positioned us to make the greatest achievements in biomedical research that mankind has ever seen.”

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At the IBBS in the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, we work at the boundaries of current knowledge in biology, laying the foundations of future advances in prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

Any type of research is possible in the IBBS — in addition to our nine departments, we have several interdisciplinary research programs as well as translational and collaborative research across all basic and clinical departments.

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Collaboration at the Johns Hopkins IBBS

The concept of bench-to-bedside is perhaps best highlighted by some of the collaborative work between Johns Hopkins Institute for Basic Biomedical Sciences biomedical engineering faculty members and clinicians across the School of Medicine and Johns Hopkins Hospital. Biomedical engineer Nitish Thakor and colleagues and collaborators have partnered with neurologist Nathan Crone to test mind-controlled limbs they're developing as part of a major, U.S. Department of Defense funded project to build a brain-machine interface.

   

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