At the intersection of nanoscience and medicine sits nanobiotechnology. The Johns Hopkins Institute for NanoBioTechnology brings together the expertise of those working at the Bloomberg School of Public Health, the School of Medicine, the Whiting School of Engineering, the Applied Physics Laboratory and the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences to create the new knowledge and the cutting-edge technologies needed to tackle the world’s most crucial health care challenges.
INBT offers graduate training programs and postdoctoral fellowships to train the next generation of scientists and engineers who will develop new technologies that integrate nanobiotechnology with the life sciences and medicine. Students are co-advised by faculty from both the physical sciences/engineering and medicine/biological sciences and take courses and workshops tailored to complete the requirements for the Certificate of Advanced Study in Nanobiotechnology. In addition, a highly competitive National Science Foundation-funded research experience for undergraduates (REU) program in nanotechnology for biology and engineering hosts a dozen young visiting investigators every summer.