The Johns Hopkins Biology Department is home to 27 research laboratories investigating a wide range of biological problems, with the unifying goal of obtaining explanations in quantitative and molecular detail. One of the first biology departments in the United States, it has a long history dating back to the inception of Johns Hopkins University in 1876.

Biology faculty train researchers pursuing bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees. Research in the Biology Department is also performed by postdoctoral fellows and research scientists in the laboratories of principal investigators.

The Department of Biology has a prominent role in educating undergraduate and graduate students and preparing them for next steps in their careers. Students from our programs have reached the pinnacles of academic research, medicine, industry, and an array of other professions.