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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.


Baltimore Teens Spent the Summer in Biophysics Labs

When 17-year-old Candice Jennings heads off to college, she will already be an old hand at the research bench. The Baltimore teen, who wants to be an anesthesiologist, has spent two summers working alongside faculty and students in Johns Hopkins laboratories as part of the university’s Biophysics Research for Baltimore Teens. Read the article in Johns Hopkins Magazine.


Johns Hopkins Summer Program Hooks Baltimore Teens on Science

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Tyren Day, an 18-year-old who grew up in West Baltimore, once figured he’d become a tradesman. But after spending last summer in a Johns Hopkins biophysics lab, purifying cells and cloning genes, his plans have changed. He’s thinking scientist, researcher – maybe even doctor. Read the article on The Hub.


Prof. George Rose Wins Humboldt Research Award

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George Rose, the Krieger-Eisenhower Professor in the Department of Biophysics, was awarded a Humboldt Research Award by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in Germany. The awards are granted to researchers who have made significant discoveries in their disciplines.