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.