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About Our Faculty

At Johns Hopkins, our faculty is made up of accomplished and dedicated researchers. From Nobel Prize laureates to Lasker Award winners, our faculty members are constantly pushing the boundaries of biomedical discovery and innovation.

While they are known for their achievements, they are also teachers and mentors to the next generation of investigators. Through advancing biomedical education, pushing the boundaries of discovery and transforming patient care, our faculty members seek to deliver the promise of medicine.

For our faculty members, research isn’t just a job – it’s a passion and a way of life. You’re invited to learn more about our researchers and the work that they do in Discoveries for a Better Tomorrow – a short video series highlighting our experts and their commitment to improving human health.

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Exploiting the Weakness of Mosquitoes - Christopher Potter, Ph.D.

Dr. Potter's lab understands that mosquitoes pass on a disease through a simple bite. They are working to understand how an insect’s brain interprets and responds to odors. This will allow them to find better methods to stop the spread of diseases, such as malaria and Zika virus. Learn more about Dr. Potter.

Using Modern Technology to Prevent Disease Infection – Maria Trent, M.D.

Dr. Trent's lab understands how women contract pelvic inflammatory disease, which increases the risk of other STDs. They provide home-based clinical care to help young woman complete treatments for the disease and prevent any future episodes of infection. Learn more about Dr. Trent.

Treating Diseases by Understanding Cell Identity - Patrick Cahan, Ph.D.

Dr. Cahan's lab studies the molecular basis of cell type identity. He is making a tool that measures how closely cells grown in a lab mimic those in our bodies, which could help pave the way to replacing damaged tissue and more effectively studying diseases in the lab. The tool will also help him detect how cancer rewires the normal circuitry of a cell. Learn more about Dr. Cahan.

Discoveries for a Better Tomorrow

Research is the backbone of what we do. From bench to bedside, our researchers are working to build a better tomorrow through today’s discoveries. Learn more about our faculty’s research in this engaging video series.

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