Progress on Croft Hall INBT expansion continues

In just a few months, Johns Hopkins Institute for NanoBioTechnology  (INBT) will open more than 12,000 square feet of expanded facilities in Croft Hall on the Homewood campus.  The highly interdisciplinary and flexible environment for nanobio research includes both laboratory and faculty and student office space for INBT affiliated personnel from other departments and divisions. The expansion also encompasses part of Shaffer Hall.

Housedblueprints in this new space will be two faculty members from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Martin Pomper, MD, PhD from Radiology and Oncology and Laura Wood, MD, PhD from Pathology and Oncology, both of whom are contributing to ongoing INBT programs. In addition, INBT will provide laboratory space for five engineering faculty including Sean Sun and Jeff Wang from Mechanical Engineering; Kalina Hristova and Martin Ulmschneider from Materials Science and Engineering; and Feilim Mac Gabhann from Biomedical Engineering and the Institute for Computational Medicine. Lastly, Hai-Quan Mao in Materials Science and Engineering and Sharon Gerecht in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering will have student office space in Shaffer Hall.

Along with lab and office space, there will be an imaging core composed of a suite of specialty microscopes managed by the Integrated Imaging Center (IIC) led by Michael McCaffery, whose main facilities are located in Dunning Hall on the Homewood campus

INBT has more than 220 affiliated faculty members from across several university divisions. Check out a gallery of photos from construction below. Text and all photos by Mary Spiro.

All press inquiries about this program or about INBT in general should be directed to Mary Spiro, INBT’s science writer and media relations director at



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