Headshot of Gina Wadas. She has chin length brown hair and green eyes. She is wearing a v-neck black shirt and and silver chain around her neck.

Gina Wadas

Communications Associate


Gina manages INBT’s strategic communications by translating the Institute’s innovative and revolutionary research to diverse audiences over multiple platforms. Her combined expertise in science, communication, creative storytelling, teaching, and more helps her to promote INBT’s extraordinary presence in the nanotechnology field.  Every year she is the project leader of the Nano-Bio Report, INBT’s annual magazine, and the Nano-Bio Symposium, INBT’s signature event that showcases the Institute’s latest discoveries. Gina also teaches science communications workshops to students in the Research Experience for Undergraduates program and co-leads the Johns Hopkins Writer’s Group. She has a bachelors of science in biology from Western Illinois University and a masters of science in science and technology journalism from Texas A&M University.

In May 2023, Wadas received the Top Donor Award at the annual donor appreciation celebration from the Johns Hopkins Office of Economic Development and Community Partnerships for her leadership efforts in fostering an environment of community support to underserved and marginalized communities and establishing several community engagement programs at the Institute the past six years. In January 2024, she was recognized for her outstanding community service efforts at the 42nd annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration where she received the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Award for Community Service from Johns Hopkins University and Medicine. Wadas has also been recognized for her sustainability efforts by the Johns Hopkins Office of the Sustainability. She was listed as a sustainable hero in their 2022 Annual Report and assisted in helping the Institute for NanoBioTechnology receive the Partner of the Year Award. She has also been nominated for the Whiting School of Engineering Rookie of the Year award in 2018 and the Excellence Award in 2019, 2021, and 2023.