Johns Hopkins was recently awarded two graduate training grant programs – from the National Science Foundation and Howard Hughes Medical Institute – that are being facilitated through INBT.
A Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) educational grant is funding a new graduate training program in nanotechnology for biology and medicine (NBMed) at Johns Hopkins. The program aims to train engineers and scientists to become adept in the creation of new particles and materials for use in the detection, treatment, prevention, and cure of human disease. Hopkins departments included: Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Cell Biology, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Civil Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Molecular Biology and Genetics, Pharmacology and Molecular Science, and Physics and Astronomy.
An Integrative Graduate Education and Research Training (IGERT) grant from the National Science Foundation is funding a new graduate training program at Johns Hopkins in physical and biomolecular foundations for designing nanoprobes for the cell and other biological systems. Funded students will develop an advanced physical, materials, and biological understanding of interactions between biological probes and biological systems and become adept with the emerging concepts in genetic engineering and materials synthesis required to create probes. Hopkins departments included: Biology, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, and Physics.