News & Announcements Archive

Prof. Karen Fleming Wins 2016 Thomas E. Thompson Award

Karen Fleming, professor in the Department of Biophysics, is the recipient of the 2016 Thomas E. Thompson Award from the Biophysical Society for her contribution in the field of membrane structure and assembly.


Biophysics Major Named NSF Graduate Research Fellow

The National Science Foundation has selected 2,000 Graduate Research Fellows from across the country, including 18 current Johns Hopkins University students. Shawn Costello is a senior graduating with a degree in biophysics. Shawn’s research, performed in Karen Fleming’s laboratory, has focused on the kinetics of bacterial outer membrane protein biogenesis. In the fall Shawn will begin a PhD in biophysics at the University of California, Berkeley.


Biophysics Major Quenton Bubb Awarded Prestigious Marshall Scholarship

Quenton Bubb, a Johns Hopkins senior majoring in biophysics, will be studying in the Chemistry Department at Cambridge University. The Marshall Scholarship offers him a chance to join the world-class research lab led by Jane Clarke at Cambridge, where he’ll study the biophysics of intrinsically disordered proteins. Read the article on The Hub.


New Bloomberg Distinguished Professor Joining Biophysics Department

Taekjip “TJ” Ha is a world leader in single-molecule biology and intracellular imaging. With appointments across the schools of Medicine, Arts and Sciences, and Engineering, Ha will teach an interdisciplinary biophysics course for undergraduate students and conduct research in three labs on two Johns Hopkins campuses. Read more on The Hub.


Senior Biophysics Major Takes Unlikely Path to Johns Hopkins

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Senior biophysics major George Alvarez recently talked with Marketplace about his unique “path to an elite university.” He was born to two immigrants from El Salvador: his mother is a housekeeper, his father is a retired mechanic. Alvarez knew he wanted to be a doctor, but figured he’d have to settle for a low-cost college close to home. Read the article on The Hub.