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.
News & Announcements Archive
May 16, 2016
Biophysics Majors in Arts & Sciences Magazine By Krieger School of Arts & Sciences
Biophysics majors describe why they love their major, in three sentences or less. Read their statements in Arts & Sciences Magazine.
May 13, 2016
Biophysics Major Quenton Bubb Featured in Arts & Sciences Magazine By Krieger School of Arts & Sciences
Read the article about Quenton Bubb’s research (his focus is outer membrane proteins, a special class of proteins that exist on the outer membranes of cells) in Arts & Sciences Magazine.
April 20, 2016
Biophysics Major Named NSF Graduate Research Fellow By Krieger School of Arts & Sciences
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.
February 16, 2016
Amazing Spider Silk: Super-Elastic Proteins Key to Spider Web’s Stretchiness By Krieger School of Arts & Sciences
Biophysicists at Johns Hopkins University have discovered one of the keys to the super-elasticity of spiders’ webs, finding that proteins in the silk used to make the webs act like supersprings and can stretch to five times their initial length. Read the article on The Hub.
November 24, 2015
Biophysics Major Quenton Bubb Awarded Prestigious Marshall Scholarship By Krieger School of Arts & Sciences
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.
July 8, 2015
New Bloomberg Distinguished Professor Joining Biophysics Department By Krieger School of Arts & Sciences
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.
April 2, 2015
Biophysics Junior Wins Prestigious Undergraduate Research Award By Krieger School of Arts & Sciences
Quenton Bubb, a Johns Hopkins University biophysics major, has won a prestigious UNCF/Merck Undergraduate Science Research Scholarship Award, given annually to 15 college juniors. Read the article on The Hub.
August 12, 2014
Experimental ZMapp Treatment for Ebola Virus Has Roots at Johns Hopkins By Krieger School of Arts & Sciences
Mapp Biopharmaceutical, which developed the “plantibodies” used in the treatment, is run by two Johns Hopkins graduates who got their start in the lab of Johns Hopkins biophysics Professor Richard Cone. Read the article on The Hub.
December 6, 2013
Senior Biophysics Major Takes Unlikely Path to Johns Hopkins By Krieger School of Arts & Sciences
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.