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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.
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Learn about the research of more than 150 faculty members affiliated with the Institute for Basic Biomedical Sciences.
CRISPR technology shown to ‘dial down’ gene activity in bacteria
Namandjé Bumpus is the new director of the Department of Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences. Bumpus, 39, is the first African American woman to lead a department at the School of Medicine and the only African American woman currently chairing a pharmacology department at any medical school in the nation. Read more.
Michael Caterina, M.D., Ph.D., has been named director of the Department of Biological Chemistry. Caterina served as interim director of the department for a year after former director Gerald Hart, Ph.D., retired from the Johns Hopkins faculty. Read more.
Neuroscientist Chris Potter received the 2020 Hamilton Smith Award for Innovative Research. Potter’s research focuses on neurological mechanisms responsible for smell in insects. His lab developed new molecular genetic approaches to alter gene expression and to visualize and monitor neuronal responses in insects.