Dr. Rachel Green is a Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Molecular Biology and Genetics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
Dr. Green’s work has been supported by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute since 2000. Her laboratory focuses on examining the molecular mechanisms of translation and their implications for gene regulation in bacteria, yeast and higher eukaryotic systems. Recent work has focused on mechanistic aspects of ribosome-mediated quality control and with the intersection between ribosome function and cellular fate signaling pathways. These studies have direct relevance to cellular homeostasis in health and disease.
Dr. Green joined the Johns Hopkins faculty as an assistant professor in 1998. She earned her Ph.D. in biological chemistry at Harvard University before completing a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of California, Santa Cruz. She also holds a B.S. with honors in chemistry from the University of Michigan.
Dr. Green has published scores of journal articles and garnered a number of awards and honors, including being named the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine’s Teacher of the Year in 2005.
She serves on the SAB at Moderna and consults for numerous other biotech industries.
Dr. Green was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 2012.