People (Alphabetical)

Below are our Tenured And Tenure Track Faculty, Joint Appointments, Adjunct Appointments, Research Faculty, and Lecturers listed alphabetically. To see the department’s grouped faculty listing, please visit our master People directory page.

  • Douglas Barrick

    Associate Professor, Department of Biophysics

    • barrick@jhu.edu
    • 410-516-0409
    • Research Interests: Determination of an atomic-level description of structure and function in proteins
  • Alexis Battle

    Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering

  • Karen Beemon

    Professor Emeritus

    • klb@jhu.edu
    • 20A Biology East
    • 410-516-7289 | Lab 410-516-8236
    • Research Interests: Role of TERT and microRNAs in oncogenesis, retroviral RNA stability
    • Education: PhD, University of California, Berkeley
  • Brittany Belin

    Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Biology; Staff, Carnegie Institution

    • belin@carnegiescience.edu
    • Group/Lab Website
    • Research Interests: Cell biology of symbiotic bacteria and their associations with plants.
    • Education: Carnegie faculty will be leaving Johns Hopkins University at the end of 2025 and are no longer accepting JHU students into their labs.
  • Alex Bortvin

    Staff member, Department of Embryology, Carnegie Institution of Washington
    Adjunct Assistant Professor, Biology

    • bortvin@carnegiescience.edu
    • 410-246-3034
    • Research Interests: Genetic and epigenetic controls of germ cell development and function in vertebrates
    • Education: Carnegie faculty will be leaving Johns Hopkins University at the end of 2025 and are no longer accepting JHU students into their labs.
  • Gregory Bowman

    Associate Professor, Department of Biophysics

  • Nichole Broderick

    Assistant Professor

    • nbroder1@jhu.edu
    • Levi 236
    • Group/Lab Website
    • Research Interests: Molecular and cellular mechanisms by which the microbiome affects animal development, physiology and immunity
    • Education: PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Brian Camley

    Assistant Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy

    • bcamley@jhu.edu
    • Bloomberg 243
    • 410-516-7683
    • Group/Lab Website
    • Research Interests: Cell motility, chemotaxis, collective motion, soft matter, and fluid mechanics in cell biology
  • Xin Chen

    Professor, HHMI Investigator

    • xchen32@jhu.edu
    • 137 Levi Hall
    • 410-516-4576 | Lab 410-516-6543
    • Research Interests: Epigenetic regulation of stem cell lineages
    • Education: PhD, University of Texas at Austin
  • Phillip Cleves

    Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Biology; Staff, Carnegie Institution of Washington

    • cleves@carnegiescience.edu
    • Research Interests: Genetic and cellular bases of coral-algal symbiosis and its breakdown due to stress
    • Education: Carnegie faculty will be leaving Johns Hopkins University at the end of 2025 and are no longer accepting JHU students into their labs.
  • Jeff Coller

    Bloomberg Distinguished Professor

  • Anna Coppola

    Lecturer

    • anna.coppola@jhu.edu
    • Macaulay 107
    • Research Interests: Effect of dietary nutrients on metabolic regulatory mechanisms, with particular emphasis on the role of proteins and amino acids in the development of behavioral and metabolic diseases.
    • Education: Ph.D. in Pharmacology (2005), University of Naples ‘Federico II’, Italy. B.Sc. Pharmaceutical Biotechnology (2001), University of Naples ‘Federico II’, Italy.
  • Victor Corces

    Arts & Sciences Distinguished Professor, Dept. of Biology, Emory University
    Adjunct Professor, Biology

    • vcorces@emory.edu
    • 404-727-4250
    • Research Interests: Genetics, cell and developmental biology
  • Kyle Cunningham

    Professor

    • kwc@jhu.edu
    • 204 Bio East
    • 410-516-7844 |Lab 410-516-6638
    • Research Interests: Mechanisms of calcium signaling and cell death
    • Education: PhD, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Jocelyne DiRuggiero

    Associate Professor

    • jdiruggiero@jhu.edu
    • 235 Levi Hall
    • 410-516-8498 | Lab 410-516-7744
    • Group/Lab Website
    • Research Interests: Molecular microbial ecology of extremophiles; molecular mechanisms of stress response
  • Ian Dobbie

    Research Professor and Director of the Integrated Imaging Center

    • ian.dobbie@jhu.edu
    • Research Interests: Building novel super-resolution fluorescence microscopes for cutting edge bioimaging studies
    • Education: PhD, Randall Institute, King’s College London
  • Michael Edidin

    Professor Emeritus

  • Douglas M. Fambrough

    Professor Emeritus

  • Chen-Ming Fan

    Staff Member, Department of Embryology, Carnegie Institution of Washington
    Adjunct Professor, Biology

    • fan@carnegiescience.edu
    • 410-246-3022
    • Research Interests: Molecular patterning and embryonic induction during mouse early development
    • Education: Carnegie faculty will be leaving Johns Hopkins University at the end of 2025 and are no longer accepting JHU students into their labs.
  • Steven Farber

    Director, CMDB Graduate Program;
    Professor, Department of Biology

    • sfarber3@jhu.edu
    • 253 Levi Hall
    • 410-246-3072
    • Group/Lab Website
    • Research Interests: Real-time imaging of lipid metabolism in live zebrafish; cell and molecular biology of lipids; identification of genes which regulate digestive organ lipid metabolism using biochemical and genetic strategies
  • Emily Fisher

    Director of Undergraduate Studies, Associate Teaching Professor

    • efishe21@jhu.edu
    • 181 UTL
    • 410-516-8044
    • Research Interests: How and with whom students work to learn biology. Development of effective teaching practices in science communication.
    • Education: PhD. in Biology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (2008); B.S. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of California Santa Cruz (2000)
  • Karen Fleming

    Professor, Department of Biophysics

    • karen.fleming@jhu.edu
    • 410-554-1244
    • Research Interests: Structure, energetics and folding of membrane proteins
  • Ernesto Freire

    Henry Walters Professor
    Professor Emeritus

    • ef@jhu.edu
    • 114A Biology East
    • 410-516-7743 | Lab 410-516-7742
    • Research Interests: Structure-based thermodynamics of molecular recognition and function
    • Education: PhD, University of Virginia
  • Stephen Fried

    Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry

    • sdfried@jhu.edu
    • Remsen 121
    • 410-516-7835
    • Research Interests: Folding and assembly of proteins and molecular machines in vivo; crosslinking mass spectrometry; ancient proteins and the origins of life; synthetic biology and directed evolution.
  • Joseph Gall

    Staff Member, Department of Embryology, Carnegie Institution of Washington
    Adjunct Professor, Biology

    • gall@carnegiescience.edu
    • 410-246-3018
    • Research Interests: Chromosome structure and function; nucleic acids in development
    • Education: Carnegie faculty will be leaving Johns Hopkins University at the end of 2025 and are no longer accepting JHU students into their labs.
  • Bertrand E. Garcia-Moreno

    Professor, Department of Biophysics; KSAS Vice Dean for Natural Sciences

    • bertrand@jhu.edu
    • 410-516-4497
    • Research Interests: Biophysical chemistry of regulatory interactions in proteins, nucleic acids, and their assemblies
  • Andrew Gordus

    Assistant Professor

    • agordus@jhu.edu
    • 207 Biology East
    • 410-516-6509
    • Group/Lab Website
    • Research Interests: Understanding how novel and innate behaviors are encoded at the cellular and genetic level
    • Education: PhD, Harvard University
  • Rachel Green

    Bloomberg Distinguished Professor

  • Marc M. Greenberg

    Professor, Department of Chemistry

    • mgreenberg@jhu.edu
    • New Chemistry Building 313
    • 410-516-8095
    • Research Interests: Nucleic acid damage and repair
  • Taekjip Ha

    Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry, Biophysics, and Biomedical Engineering, School of Medicine

    • tjha@jhu.edu
    • 169 Mergenthaler
    • Research Interests: Single molecule and single cell analysis of nucleic acids, chromatin and mechanical biology
  • Marnie Halpern

    Chair and Professor of Molecular and Systems Biology, the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
    Adjunct Professor, Biology

  • Samer Hattar

    Adjunct Associate Professor

  • Edward Hedgecock

    Professor

    • ehedgec1@jhu.edu
    • 007 Biology East
    • Lab 410-516-8381
    • Research Interests: Developmental genetics of the nervous system of Caenorhabditis elegans
    • Education: PhD, University of California, Santa Cruz
  • Vincent Hilser

    Professor and Chair

    • hilser@jhu.edu
    • Mudd 123
    • 410-516-4693 | Lab 410-516-6757
    • Group/Lab Website
    • Research Interests: protein conformational fluctuations and their role in function, adaptation and disease
    • Education: PhD, Johns Hopkins University
  • Robert Horner

    Robert Horner

    Senior Lecturer

    • rdhorner@jhu.edu
    • 179 UTL
    • 410-516-8067 | Lab 410-516-7281
    • Education: PhD, The Johns Hopkins University
  • M. Andrew Hoyt

    Professor

    • hoyt@jhu.edu
    • Mudd 206
    • 410-516-7299 |Lab 410-516-7293
    • Research Interests: Yeast chromosome segregation with emphasis on mitotic motor proteins; cell cycle regulation
    • Education: PhD, University of California, Berkeley
  • Ru Chih Huang

    McElroy Honorary Research Professor

    • rhuang@jhu.edu
    • 250 Levi Hall
    • 410-516-5181 | Lab 410-516-7314
    • Research Interests: Gene regulation, molecular virology, retrotransposition, and chromosomal structure and function
  • Eric Johnson

    Senior Lecturer

    • ejohn@jhu.edu
    • Office - Macaulay 107, Lab - UTL 172
    • 410-516-4147
    • Education: Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University
  • Margaret Johnson

    Assistant Professor, Department of Biophysics

    • mjohn218@jhu.edu
    • 410-516-2376
    • Research Interests: Theoretical and computational modeling of protein interactions at the cellular scale
  • Robert Johnston

    Associate Professor

    • robertjohnston@jhu.edu
    • 309 Mudd Hall
    • 410-516-4954
    • Research Interests: Development and gene regulation in human retinal organoids and fly eyes
    • Education: PhD, Columbia University
  • Christian Kaiser

    Associate Professor

    • kaiser@jhu.edu
    • 205 Biology East
    • 410-516-4486
    • Group/Lab Website
    • Research Interests: Single-molecule biochemistry studies of the machines and processes in protein translation, translocation, and folding
    • Education: Dr. rer. nat. (PhD), Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich; Germany Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, Martinsried, Germany
  • John Kim

    Associate Professor

    • jnkim@jhu.edu
    • 389 UTL
    • 410-516-3286 | Lab 410-516-3463
    • Group/Lab Website
    • Research Interests: Deciphering the biological function of microRNAs and other small RNAs expressed in the genome
  • Yumi Kim

    Assistant Professor

  • Alfredo Kirkwood

    Professor, Department of Neuroscience (School of Medicine)

  • Rejji Kuruvilla

    Professor

    • rkuruvilla@jhu.edu
    • 227 Mudd Hall
    • 410-516-2366 | Lab 410-516-7641
    • Group/Lab Website
    • Research Interests: Control of neuronal development by target-derived neurotrophins
    • Education: PhD, University of Houston
  • Juliette Lecomte

    Professor, Department of Biophysics

  • Hey-Kyoung Lee

    Associate Professor, Department of Neuroscience

    • heykyounglee@jhu.edu
    • 410-516-5712
    • Research Interests: Cellular and molecular mechanisms of synaptic plasticity underlying memory formation
  • Yuan Chuan Lee

    Yuan Chuan Lee

    Academy Professor and Research Professor

    • yclee@jhu.edu
    • Levi 141 A
    • 410-516-7322
    • Research Interests: Glycobiology, glycotechnology, and glyconanotechnology
  • William Ludington

    Staff Member, Department of Embryology, Carnegie Institution of Washington
    Adjunct Assistant Professor, Biology

    • ludington@carnegiescience.edu
    • (410) 246-3003
    • Research Interests: Mechanisms of complexity in microbiome-host interactions
    • Education: Carnegie faculty will be leaving Johns Hopkins University at the end of 2025 and are no longer accepting JHU students into their labs.
  • Richard McCarty

    Professor Emeritus

    • rem1@jhu.edu
    • 410-516-5356
    • Research Interests: Structure, mechanism, and regulation of the chloroplast ATP synthase; chloroplast metabolite transport
  • Rajiv McCoy

    Assistant Professor

    • rajiv.mccoy@jhu.edu
    • Levi 249
    • 410-516-0942
    • Group/Lab Website
    • Research Interests: Computational and statistical genomic approaches for studying human evolution and reproduction
    • Education: PhD, Stanford University
  • Evangelos Moudrianakis

    Professor

    • vanm@jhu.edu
    • 20 B Bio East
    • 410-516-7305 | Lab 410-516-7303
    • Research Interests: Assembly and dynamics of nucleoproteins and chromosomes; bacterial and chloroplast bioenergetics
    • Education: PhD, Johns Hopkins University
  • Ulrich Mueller

    Ulrich Mueller

    Bloomberg Distinguished Professor

  • Sua Myong

    Associate Professor, Department of Biophysics

    • smyong@jhu.edu
    • Mergenthaler 168
    • 410-516-7245
    • Research Interests: Single molecule and single cell imaging of biological pathways including RNA interference, neurodegeneration, G-quadruplex, nucleosome and telomere processes
  • Carolyn Norris

    Carolyn Norris

    Senior Lecturer

    • crn@jhu.edu
    • 279 UTL
    • 410-516-8288 | Lab 410-516-4666
    • Education: PhD, University of Wisconsin
  • Rebecca Pearlman

    Senior Lecturer

    • pearlman@jhu.edu
    • 281 UTL
    • (410) 516-5479
    • Research Interests: Innovations in Undergraduate Biology Education
    • Education: PhD., University of Wisconsin; B.S. Hons., University of Michigan
  • Rui Proenca

    Fellow by Courtesy

  • Joel Schildbach

    PhD, Harvard University

    • joel@jhu.edu
    • UTL 379
    • 410-516-5966
    • Research Interests: Structural biology of bacterial conjugation
  • Christov Roberson

    Lecturer

  • Steven L. Salzberg

    Bloomberg Distinguished Professor

    • salzberg@jhu.edu
    • Wyman S261
    • 410-516-8246
    • Group/Lab Website
    • Research Interests: Computational biology, genomics, DNA sequence analysis, metagenomics, sequencing technology
    • Education: PhD
  • George Scangos

    CEO & Director, Vir
    Adjunct Professor, Biology (Biogen Idec.)

  • Michael Schatz

    Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Computer Science and Biology

    • mschatz@jhu.edu
    • (410) 516-5765
    • Group/Lab Website
    • Research Interests: My research interests are Genome sequencing, Comparative Genomics, Single Cell and Single Molecule Biology, Bioinformatics
  • Robert Schleif

    Professor Emeritus

    • schleif@jhu.edu
    • 239 Mudd Hall
    • 410-516-5206
    • Research Interests: Protein-DNA interactions and regulation of gene activity
    • Education: PhD, University of California, Berkeley
  • Trina Schroer

    Professor

    • schroer@jhu.edu
    • 203 Biology East
    • 410-516-5373 | Lab 410-516-5374
    • Research Interests: Microtubule-based motor proteins and their roles in cellular architecture
    • Education: PhD, University of California, San Francisco
  • Allen Shearn

    Professor Emeritus

  • Richard Shingles

    Lecturer

    • shingles@jhu.edu
    • 281 UTL
    • 410-516-4679
    • Research Interests: Membrane biochemistry, Membrane transport mechanisms, Stopped-flow fluorescence
    • Education: PhD, University of Guelph; B. Ed., University of Toronto
  • Allan Spradling

    Director, Department of Embryology, Carnegie Institution of Washington
    Adjunct Professor, Biology

    • spradling@carnegiescience.edu
    • 410-246-3021
    • Research Interests: Drosophila genomics
    • Education: Carnegie faculty will be leaving Johns Hopkins University at the end of 2025 and are no longer accepting JHU students into their labs.
  • Katie Tifft

    Associate Teaching Professor; Assistant Director, Molecular and Cellular Biology Master's Program

  • Craig A. Townsend

    Professor, Department of Chemistry

  • Tatjana Trcek

    Assistant Professor

    • ttrcekp1@jhu.edu
    • Mudd 301A
    • 410-516-2332 (office) 410-516-1152 (lab)
    • Group/Lab Website
    • Research Interests: Spatial organization of cellular mRNAs, RNA granules, imaging
    • Education: PhD, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  • Mark Van Doren

    Professor

    • vandoren@jhu.edu
    • BioEast 16A
    • 410-516-4717 | Lab 410-516-4830
    • Group/Lab Website
    • Research Interests: Germ cell development and gonad formation
    • Education: PhD, University of California, San Diego
  • Sarah Woodson

    Professor, Department of Biophysics

  • Carl Wu

    Bloomberg Distinguished Professor

    • wuc@jhu.edu
    • 387 UTL
    • 410-516-7496
    • Research Interests: Eukaryotic chromatin structure and function. Biochemistry of nucleosome remodeling and gene transcription, and live cell-single molecule imaging of histone and nuclear protein dynamics
  • Haiqing Zhao

    Professor

    • hzhao@jhu.edu
    • 226 Mudd Hall
    • 410-516-7391 | Lab 410-516-7641
    • Research Interests: Function and development of olfactory sensory neurons
    • Education: PhD, Yale University
  • Yixian Zheng

    Staff Member, Department of Embryology, Carnegie Institution of Washington
    Adjunct Professor, Biology

    • zheng@carnegiescience.edu
    • 410-246-3032
    • Research Interests: Mechanisms of cell division and genome organization in development, homeostasis, and aging
    • Education: Carnegie faculty will be leaving Johns Hopkins University at the end of 2025 and are no longer accepting JHU students into their labs.
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