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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.