Dr. Rachel D. Green is a professor of molecular biology and genetics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
Dr. Green’s work has been supported by the prestigious Howard Hughes Medical Institute since 2000. Her laboratory focuses on examining the molecular mechanisms of translation and their implications for gene regulation. This includes the study of the diverse aspects of translation and its regulation in bacteria, yeast and higher eukaryotic systems – with a recent focus on defining the molecular mechanisms that specify the high fidelity of protein synthesis during translation.
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 in biochemistry 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 board of directors of the RNA Society, as well as on the editorial boards of publications that include the Journal of Biology, Molecular Cell and RNA.
Dr. Green was elected to the National Academy of Medicine in 2017.