Dr. Carolyn Machamer is a professor of cell biology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Her research focuses on the structure and function of the Golgi complex. Dr. Machamer serves as the director of the graduate program in biochemistry, cellular and molecular biology (BCMB) and the interim associate dean for graduate studies.
Her team is currently studying the targeting and function of resident Golgi proteins as well as the assembly mechanism of coronaviruses.
Dr. Machamer received her undergraduate degree in biology from Bucknell University. She earned her Ph.D. in microbiology and immunology from Duke University. She completed postdoctoral training in molecular cell biology at the Salk Institute in La Jolla, California. Dr. Machaer joined the Johns Hopkins faculty in 1988.
Prior to joining Johns Hopkins, Dr. Machamer was an associate research scientist in the Department of Pathology at Yale University Medical School.
She is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Society for Cell Biology and American Society for Microbiology, and serves as the associate editor of Traffic. Her work was recognized with the American Heart Association Donna Garff Marriott Research Award in 2006.