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Laura Ensign-Hodges, Ph.D.

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  • Associate Professor of Ophthalmology

Research Interests

Nanomedicine; Drug delivery systems


Laura Ensign, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at the Wilmer Eye Institute. Her research interests are in the area of nanomedicine. Her laboratory focuses on the characterization of biological barriers in health and disease in order to design more effective formulations for prophylactic and therapeutic drug delivery. more


  • Associate Professor of Ophthalmology
  • Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering
  • Associate Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics
  • Associate Professor of Medicine
  • Associate Professor of Oncology
  • Associate Professor of Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences

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Centers & Institutes



  • Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University (Maryland) (2012)
  • B.S., Ohio State University (Ohio) (2007)

Research & Publications

Contact for Research Inquiries

400 N. Broadway
Smith 6015
Baltimore, MD 21287 map
Phone: 410-614-9854

Activities & Honors


  • NAI Fellow, National Academy of Inventors, 2019

Videos & Media

Dr. Laura Ensign Named 2015 Outstanding Young Engineer in Maryland

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