Research at INBT

The INBT is a diverse, multidisciplinary team of experts using their collective skills and knowledge to push research boundaries. Working together at the interfaces of nanoscience, engineering, biology, and medicine, their results uncover new knowledge to create innovative technologies and pioneer new ways to solve complex challenges in healthcare and the environment. Learn more…

Translation at INBT

Corporate participation at the INBT ensures that emerging technologies moves from laboratory to the marketplace, as well as provide a vehicle for open exchange between Hopkins researchers and students with their counterparts in industry. INBT seeks to work with established and newly-formed companies to transfer Hopkins-created technologies to market and provide Hopkins expertise to solve industry challenges. Learn more…

Education at INBT

The INBT has a unique model for training future researchers from the undergraduate through the postdoctoral level at the interface of nanoscience, biology, engineering, and medicine. Students from around the United States also train at the INBT during the summer in one of our two Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) programs. Learn more… 

News

Events

Sep
24
Tue
Women in Cancer Research Fall Mini Seminar Series: Sarah Amend @ Croft Hall G40, JHU Homewood campus
Sep 24 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Women in Cancer Research Fall Mini Seminar Series: Sarah Amend @ Croft Hall G40, JHU Homewood campus

“Ecology Meets Cancer Biology: Keystone Cancer Cells are Actuators of Therapy Resistance and Cancer Lethality.”

Using cancer ecology to solve the problem of metastasis, Amend’s research is focused on understanding the role of the tumor microenvironment in cancer progression, specifically related to lethal metastasis.

Sarah Amend is an Assistant Professor, partnering with Dr. Ken Pienta to study the ecology of cancer.  She was a post-doctoral fellow in the lab and received her undergraduate degree from N.C. State University in Biological Sciences and did her Ph.D. thesis work on contributions of the microenvironment to bone resident cancer at Washington University in St. Louis. She is studying the role of the malignant cancer niche in inducing cancer cell biodiversity.

Oct
9
Wed
Masters Industry Co-Op Information Session @ Croft Hall G40, JHU Homewood campus
Oct 9 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Masters Industry Co-Op Information Session @ Croft Hall G40, JHU Homewood campus

Please join us for our fall information session about our Maters Industry Co-Op program. The program provides students with career training while employed with an industry partner. Students will gain work experience, network, and build technical skills to prepare for a competitive job market. Plus, you will earn a salary and receive college credit during employment.

This program is open to engineering students in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering.

Refreshments will be served.

More information can be found on our Maters Co-Op webpage.

Oct
29
Tue
Women in Cancer Research Fall Mini-Seminar Series: Aikaterini Kontrogianni-Konstantopoulos @ Croft Hall G40, JHU Homewood campus
Oct 29 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Women in Cancer Research Fall Mini-Seminar Series: Aikaterini Kontrogianni-Konstantopoulos @ Croft Hall G40, JHU Homewood campus

Aikaterini Kontrogianni-Konstantopoulos research focuses on the elucidation of the roles of cytoskeletal and membrane-associated proteins as structural and signaling mediators. Using the muscle and epithelial cell as model systems, my laboratory has pioneered the molecular and functional characterization of the obscurin subfamily and its binding partner Myosin Binding Protein-C slow in health and disease.

In 2007, she joined the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine as Assistant Professor in the tenure track. Using the muscle and epithelial cell as model systems, her laboratory has pioneered the molecular and functional characterization of major cytoskeletal and membrane-associated proteins as structural and signaling mediators in health and disease.

Nov
5
Tue
Women in Cancer Research Fall Mini Seminar Series: Efronsini “Efie” Kokkoli @ Croft Hall G40, JHU Homewood campus
Nov 5 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Women in Cancer Research Fall Mini Seminar Series: Efronsini "Efie" Kokkoli @ Croft Hall G40, JHU Homewood campus

Efie Kokkoli, a targeted drug delivery specialist, is a professor in the Chemical and Biomolecular Department at the Whiting School of Engineering. Her research focuses on the areas of DNA nanotechnology, multi-targeted gene and drug delivery, and the design of biopolymers and responsive hydrogels. With the goal of directing nanoparticles capable of carrying cancer drugs to tumor sites while sparing non-cancerous areas, her group concentrates on designing biomaterials ranging from polymeric nanoparticles to DNA nanotubes that respond best under certain conditions, like temperature or pH, and have specificity for cancer cells.

Nov
7
Thu
5th Annual INBT Undergraduate Research Symposium @ JHU Homewood campus, Glass Pavilion
Nov 7 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
5th Annual INBT Undergraduate Research Symposium @ JHU Homewood campus, Glass Pavilion

Please join us for our 5th Annual INBT Undergraduate Symposium on November 7th, 2019 from 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm.

Agenda
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm – Poster session 1
1:00 pm – Lunch served
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm – Poster session II
2:30 – 3:00 pm – Award presentation

Attendance
Registration is required for poster presenters. Register your poster and learn the requirements here by October 24th.
Registration is not needed to attend the symposium.

If you have questions, please email inbt.undergraduate@gmail.com.

Want to learn more about the symposium? Read about last years’ symposium in our news section.