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The mission of the Institute for Basic Biomedical Sciences at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine is to promote the fundamental research that drives advances in medicine. By fostering a unique and collaborative environment that bridges basic science and clinical research, the IBBS supports and encourages interdisciplinary interactions that lead to discovery and innovation and educates and trains future leaders in biomedical research.
Study in mice shows that the BASP1 connector molecule may also underlie gender differences in cocaine’s effects
Among nine basic science departments, more than 150 make discoveries to transform medicine.
The Institute for Basic Biomedical Sciences is home to several centralized fee-for-service facilities open to all researchers at Johns Hopkins and beyond.
Several research centers are supported by the Institute for Basic Biomedical Sciences.
Learn about the research of some of the 150 faculty members affiliated with the Institute for Basic Biomedical Sciences.
Zhaozhu Qiu, Ph.D., associate professor of physiology, has been selected as the recpient of the 2022 Lee Hood Prize in Biomedical Science in the Institute for Basic Biomedical Sciences. Qiu’s research focuses on ion channels and their role in health and disease. Qiu identified the proteins that constitute the mammalian volume-regulated anion channel (VRAC) and the proton activated chloride conductance (PAC). Both PAC and VRAC play central roles in brain damage following stroke.
Solange Brown, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of neuroscience, has been selected as the recipient of the 2022 Hamilton Smith Award for Innovative Research in the Institute for Basic Biomedical Sciences. Brown’s research focuses on the development and function of neural circuits and the behaviors they control in the mammalian brain. The Brown laboratory has shown that the claustrum, a network of neurons and supporting cells, with extensive connections to the neocortex, plays an important role in selecting appropriate motor actions.