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Basic Science Departments
Among nine basic science departments, more than 150 faculty make discoveries to transform medicine.
The Institute of 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.
Meet our Faculty
Learn about the research of more than 150 faculty members affiliated with the Institute for Basic Biomedical Sciences.
Video of the Month: A Celebration of Nobel Proportions
Gregg Semenza Accepts Nobel Prize
Five Things Nobel Laureate Gregg Semenza Wishes Everyone Knew About Science
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Experimental Drug Delivers One-Two Punch to Vision Loss
Brain Research Awards
Neuroscientist Ulrich Mueller, Ph.D., and postdoctoral fellow William Olsen have received awards from the National Institutes of Health BRAIN Initiative. Mueller received an award for his research exploring accessible technologies for neuron reconstruction, and Olsen’s is for his research examining neuron activity during jaw movement. Read more.
Recognition for Cell Biologist
Cell biologist Erika Matunis has been selected as a 2019 American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) Fellow. They will be recognized at the ASCB and European Molecular Biology Organization meeting in December. Read more.
A Pioneer Award
Biomedical engineer Jennifer Elisseeff received a 2019 NIH Director’s Pioneer Award in recognition of her research on regenerative immunotherapy for tissue repair. The award is part of the High-Risk, High-Reward Research program and recognizes scientists who show creativity in approaching major challenges in biomedical, social science and behavioral research. Read more.
Devreotes Gets Top Award
Cell biologist Peter Devreotes has been awarded the 2019 E.B. Wilson Medal from the American Society for Cell Biology. The award is the society’s highest scientific honor and is awarded annually to a member who has made significant contributions to the field of cell biology. Read more.