Recent News

  • Gregg Duncan (PhD ’14, Michael Bevan Lab), now a faculty member in the Department of Bioegnineering at the University of Maryland, College Park, recently received the NSF Career Award. His awarded project is about building quantitative tools to support the development and rational design of gene therapies using natural and novel bioengineered viruses. The grant…

  • Dr. Ariel Yeh is one of the first scientists at Prime Medicine. She holds a B.S. in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering from Johns Hopkins University and received her Ph.D. from Harvard University. While in Prof. David R. Liu’s laboratory, at Harvard, she designed a genome editor which finds and erases disease-causing mutations and substitutes it…

  • Aging happens to everyone. As birthdays come and go, we anticipate more gray hairs on our heads, wrinkles on our faces, and aches in our bodies. But there are other factors that influence aging than the number of birthdays that pass, such as genetics and socioeconomic status. And to Jude Phillip, looking at aging at…

  • This award will support Tom’s and his team’s work, engineering microbial dynamics with interesting carbon sources. For more info, see the abstract: https://nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=1944785&HistoricalAwards=false #NSFfunded @NSF_ENG @mrmansell.

  • We are delighted to hear that our ChemBE Hopkins alumna, Elizabeth Nance (assistant professor at Univ. of Washington) was named as a winner of a prestigious PECASE award. Elizabeth will receive this award at the White House for her “exceptional potential for leadership at the frontiers of scientific knowledge” to allow her to continue to…

  • Dr. Weinan Xu from the Gracias lab in ChemBE will be starting a faculty position at Akron University’s College of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering. Akron University has a long tradition of excellence in polymer science that dates back to 1910. Weinan received his PhD from Ga. Tech. in Chemical Engineering before joining the Gracias…

  •   Asst. Prof. Elizabeth Nance, who received her PhD in Justin Hanes’s lab at Johns Hopkins in 2012, recently received one of two junior faculty awards at the University of Washington where she is the Clare Boothe Luce assistant professor of chemical engineering. This prestigious award reflects her excellence in research and education and a…

  • In the spring of 2017, Hasini Jayatilaka (BS ’13, PhD ’16) and colleagues published a paper describing a discovery that could help stop the spread of cancer. They found that when cancer cells reach a certain density within a tumor, a biochemical signaling process causes them to break away from the tumor and metastasize to…

  •   While Tanvi Shroff, MS ’16, was earning her master’s degree in the ChemBE department, she realized what she wanted to do with her career: use microfabrication techniques to create biodegradable, biocompatible materials and products. Now an engineer at Emulate, Inc., a Boston company that produces organs-on-chips, that is exactly what she does. Shroff uses…

  •   When Gregg Duncan starts his new role this fall as assistant professor in the University of Maryland’s Fischell Department of Bioengineering, he will bring with him a passion to teach his students with the kind of technical rigor he experienced as a doctoral candidate in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Hopkins.…

  •   Kate Malachowski (PhD ’14) first started working at Northrup Grumman part-time while earning her doctorate. After graduating and another 18 months there full-time, she moved to vaccine producer Novavax, Inc. in Gaithersburg, Maryland, where she’s a Scientist II in the Manufacturing Science & Technology group. Her work supports manufacturing by troubleshooting issues that emerge…

  • Shilpa Alva, a 2002 graduate of Johns Hopkins University, is co-founder and executive director of Surge for Water.