BARCS Animal Shelter Donation Drive @ INBT Business Office
Jun 20 – Jul 23 all-day
BARCS Animal Shelter Donation Drive @ INBT Business Office

The Johns Hopkins Institute for NanoBioTechnology is accepting donations for BARCS, a non-profit animal shelter and pet adoption center in Baltimore.

BARCS is an open admission shelter, granting refuge to every abandoned, neglected, abused, lost, or surrendered animal that comes through their doors. No matter the circumstance, they do not turn away an animal in need of shelter, food, medical care, and a loving touch. Yearly, this equates to 11,000-12,000 dogs, cats, kittens, puppies, and even wildlife and exotic animals that need care and placement.

Please only purchase items from BARCS wish list. Below is a list of some of those items.

Drop off donations at the institute’s business office, Shaffer Hall 103 or contact to Gina Wadas at ginawadas@jhu.edu to arrange pick up.

Toys & Enrichment
Scratch boxes for cats
Feather wands
Chuck-it balls

Veterinary Care
Latex and non-latex gloves
Triple antibiotic ointment
Digital thermometers

Kennel care
Stainless steel no-flip bowls
Baby wipes
Cat brushes
Kitten nursing bottles

Food & Treats
Dog/puppy food: dry and wet (unopened)
Cat/kitten food: dry and wet (unopened)
Bully sticks
Smooth peanut butter
Full Moon brand dog treats (Training Size)

Cleaning Supplies
Paper towels
Dawn dish detergent
Lint rollers
Plastic watering cans


Frameshift Technology Training & Case Competition @ Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Jul 22 @ 8:00 am – Jul 24 @ 5:00 pm

Frameshift is an academic initiative that combines an entrepreneurial spirit and translational growth environment to develop new therapies rapidly using immunoengineering technologies. This initiative showcases innovative biological advances at the intersection of immunology, engineering, and medicine.

This in-person three-day event that will teach trainees about Johns Hopkins Translational Immunoengineering technologies and potential applications, provide hands-on experience with relevant techniques, and develop new ideas about the application of these technologies in a team-based, hackathon-style competition. The workshop will be split into two portions. The first is seminars and hands-on lab demonstrations where participants will experience how to synthesize and use core TR&D platforms. The second is an entrepreneurial showcase where participants create and pitch a novel immunoengineering solution using a combination of the TR&D technologies.

Target Audience
Postdoctoral scholars and candidates pursuing research-intensive and clinically focused advanced degrees, including but not limited to those in Ph.D., M.D., and PharmD granting programs.

Event: July 22 – 24, 2024
Registration deadline: June 30, 2024

Johns Hopkins School of Medicine


REU Student Presentations @ Shriver Clipper Room and Zoom
Jul 31 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
REU Student Presentations @ Shriver Clipper Room and Zoom

Every summer the INBT welcomes undergraduate students to the Nanotechnology for Biology and Bioengineering Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program. Students spend 9-10 weeks with INBT faculty and mentors heavily engaged in research projects ranging from developing cancer therapies and diagnostic tools to using regenerative engineering to heal the body. They also participate in professional development training, networking activities, and explore Baltimore and other surrounding cities. We welcome you to join us to see presentations by our 2024 summer students as they showcase their research projects.

This event is hybrid and space is limited in the Shriver Clipper Room. If space is unavailable please join by Zoom.

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Meeting ID: 921 2790 1049