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Student researchers collaborate virtually with help of open-source software

July 29, 2015

A summer research internship for undergraduates is not only helping them learn to build new lifesaving drug molecules and create new biofuels—it’s also testing the concept of a virtual research community. The Johns Hopkins Institute for NanoBioTechnology—with the help of a $200,000, two-year grant from the National Science Foundation—has launched a first-of-its-kind training program in […]

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Gemstone recognized as 2015 Maryland Incubator Company of the Year in Life Sciences

June 9, 2015

Gemstone Biotherapeutics, a Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures FastForward startup, took this year’s Maryland Incubator Company of the Year (ICOY) Award in the Life Sciences category. The 2015 Maryland Incubator Company of the Year Awards publicly recognizes achievements by current clients and graduates of Maryland incubators and provides a forum for the nominees to increase their […]

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Betenbaugh wins ACS BIOT Division’s Marvin J. Johnson Award

February 19, 2015

Michael J. Betenbaugh, professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and chair of the Engineering for Professionals program, has been selected by the American Chemical Society’s Division of Biochemical Technology to receive the Marvin J. Johnson Award in Microbial and Biochemical Technology. This honor recognizes outstanding research contributions toward the advancement of microbial […]

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Cui wins 3M Nontenured Faculty Award

February 10, 2015

Honggang Cui, assistant professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, has received a 3M Nontenured Faculty Award. In its 26th year, this award recognizes outstanding junior faculty whose research and academic leadership are exemplary. According to 3M, the award gives nontenured academic faculty the opportunity to interact with their peers, as well as […]

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ChemBE’s Sharon Gerecht receives inaugural President’s Frontier Award

January 29, 2015

Sharon Gerecht says that scientists always have different paths they would like to take with their research, but they usually have to stick to the roadmap for which they have funding. Now, as winner of the inaugural President’s Frontier Award, Gerecht is encouraged to break new research ground. “Now we have the opportunity to go in new […]

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David Gracias elected to AIMBE’s College of Fellows

January 15, 2015

David Gracias has been elected to the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE)’s College of Fellows. AIMBE Fellows are the most accomplished and distinguished leaders in the fields of medical and biological engineering. Gracias, a professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, the Russell Croft Faculty Scholar, and an affiliated faculty member of the […]

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Sharon Gerecht named first Kent Gordon Croft Investment Management Faculty Scholar

January 14, 2015

Sharon Gerecht, an associate professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, has been named the first Kent Gordon Croft Investment Management Faculty Scholar. This named award is given to a senior assistant or associate professor to recognize accomplishment and to promote professional development. It recognizes Sharon’s groundbreaking research into the mechanisms underlying cell […]

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Gerecht receives American Heart Association Established Investigator Award

December 5, 2014

Sharon Gerecht, an associate professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, has received an American Heart Association Established Investigator Award. The five-year grant supports mid-career investigators with “unusual promise” and “an established track record of accomplishments” who have demonstrated commitment to cardiovascular or cerebrovascular science. The AHA funded only four of these prestigious […]

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Mehta Wins Boren Scholarship

May 5, 2014

Milonee Mehta, a freshman studying chemical and biomolecular engineering and mathematics, has won a Boren Scholarship, which supports the study of languages in areas of the world deemed critical to the future security of the United States. “Milonee Mehta exemplifies the kind of passionate engagement in the wider world that we like to encourage in […]

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