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Research Centers

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The Institute for Basic Biomedical Sciences provides seed funding and continued support to several research centers at Johns Hopkins that focus on a specific aspect of biology or medicine.

  • Center for Epigenetics

    The IBBS Epigenetics Center – the only one of its kind in the nation – brings together experts in biochemistry, genetics, medicine and biostatistics to increase understanding of how cells establish and maintain control of genes and what happens when cells lose these controls.

  • Center for Sensory Biology

    Research in this center holds great promise in the development of new approaches to preventing and treating blindness, hearing loss, and chronic pain in particular.

  • Center for Cell Dynamics

    Center researchers are creating new technologies such as biosensors, microscopes, and computer programs that can help scientists visualize how cells divide and move; this in turn will shed new light on how cells control their behaviors.

  • Center for Metabolism and Obesity Research

    Two of the most urgent global health problems are obesity and diabetes. CMOR researchers are focusing on metabolism at a cellular level and looking at factors that influence cell survival, growth, and aging.

  • High Throughput Biology Center

    High-throughput approaches take advantage of the expertise of scientists in a number of disciplines including biology, physics, chemistry, mathematics, computer science, and engineering. These specialists come together to build equipment, design experiments, and analyze data.

 
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