News & Announcements Archive


Fall 2019 CBI Thesis Defenses

Congratulations to Sabrina Schatzman (Culotta Lab), Shane Byrne (Rokita Lab), and Cedric Moore (Zhu Lab) on successfully defending their dissertations! See below for thesis titles: Sabrina Schatzman –“Fungal Cu-only SODs, ROS, and Iron Starvation”  Shane Byrne – “How DNA Packing and Processing Proteins Affect Dynamic DNA Crosslinking”  Cedric Moore – “Global Profiling of Alzheimer’s Disease […]


CBI Celebrates 15th Annual CBI Retreat

CBI Celebrates 15th Annual CBI Retreat
A huge thanks to all who attended our 15th Annual CBI Retreat on Saturday, September 14th. This year’s wide array of presentations and posters, as well as the new addition of the 3 Minute Thesis Presentations, made for one of our most successful retreats yet!


Rebecca Schulman Receives PECASE Recognition

Congratulations to Professor Schulman, who received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), awarded to outstanding scientists and engineers who show exceptional promise for leadership in science and technology. It is considered the U.S. government’s highest honor for scientists in the beginning stages of their independent research careers.


Shane Byrne Awarded Dean’s Teaching Fellowship

Congratulations to Shane Byrne of the Rokita Lab for receiving the JHU Dean’s Teaching Fellowship! The fellowship will provide funding for teaching undergraduate courses in the 2019-2020 academic year.  Byrne will teach “Nucleic Acids in Chemistry and Biotechnology.”


Kun Yang Article Highlighted in C&EN News

Congratulations to Kun Yang, postdoc in the lab of Professor Marc Greenberg (CBI faculty), for his publication in PNAS entitled “Histone Tails Decrease N7-Methyl-2′-Deoxyguanosine Depurination and Yield DNA–Protein Cross-links in Nucleosome Core Particles and Cells” that was highlighted in C&EN News.


James Berger Elected to National Academy of Medicine

Congratulations to Professor James Berger, who is one of six Johns Hopkins professors recently elected to the National Academy of Medicine.  This year, 85 new members were chosen by current members for their contributions to the advancement of the medical sciences, health care, and public health.  Membership in the academy is considered one of the highest honors […]


Schnaar Lab Paper Highlighted in Glycobiology

Congratulations to CBI doctoral students Anabel Gonzalez Alvarenga and Ryan Porell of the Schnaar Lab, who collaborated as co-first authors on a paper highlighted as the “Editor’s Choice” in the latest issue of the journal Glycobiology. Their studies discovered a molecular signal on human airways that down-regulates allergic inflammation. Alvarenga and Porell contributed to the work […]