News & Announcements Archive


David Burns is a Space Scholar!

David Burns (Thoi Group) is accepted into the Space Scholars Program at the Kirtland Air Force Base. He will be spending this summer in Albuquerque, NM studying electrode materials for space-based energy storage with Dr. Jessica Buckner. Congratulations, David!


Dara Weiss and Tylar Clark-Winters Awarded 2019 NSF GRFP

The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) helps ensure the vitality of the human resource base of science and engineering in the United States and reinforces its diversity. The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees at accredited United […]


Prof. Fried Awarded Human Frontiers in Science Program (HFSP) Grant

Steven Fried
Stephen Fried has just won a $1 million dollar grant from the Human Frontiers in Science Program (HFSP) to investigate the very question of how amino acids make life possible and ask ‘what if other amino acids were used instead?’. In this project, Fried and colleagues will try to go back in time and recreate […]


Vinayak Khodade Publishes Communication in JACS

Congratulations to Dr. Vinayak Khodade (post-doc, Toscano Lab), who recently published a communication in the Journal of the American Chemical Society entitled “Development of S‑Substituted Thioisothioureas as Efficient Hydropersulfide Precursors.”


Prof. Thomas Kempa Receives NSF CAREER Award

Thomas Kempa
Congratulations to Prof. Kempa for receiving the NSF CAREER award! The NSF’s most prestigious award, the CAREER provides 5 years of funding to support the research and educational goals of early career faculty. These funds will support the Kempa group’s pioneering research in gas-phase synthesis of metal-organic frameworks with tailorable electronic properties.


Klausen Receives Associate Professorship

Rebekka Klausen
The Second Decade Society (SDS) is the alumni leadership development organization for the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences. The society’s membership is composed of 100 undergraduate alumni who are elected 10 to 20 years after graduation. SDS members are leaders in their professions and communities and contribute their talents in service to the university […]


Mayukh Bhadra and Shane Byrne Receive Dean’s Teaching Fellowship

Congratulations to Mayukh Bhadra (Karlin Lab) and Shane Byrne (Rokita Lab) for receiving the JHU Dean’s Teaching Fellowship!  The fellowship will provide funding for teaching undergraduate courses in the 2019-2020 academic year.  Bhadra will teach “Metals in Everyday Life,” while Byrne will teach “Nucleic Acids in Chemistry and Biotechnology.”


Kun Yang Article Highlighted in C&EN News

Congratulations to Kun Yang of the Greenberg group on his publication in PNAS entitled “Histone Tails Decrease N7-Methyl-2′-Deoxyguanosine Depurination and Yield DNA–Protein Cross-links in Nucleosome Core Particles and Cells” that was highlighted in C&EN News.


Thoi group sweeps up prizes at the 2018 Young Researcher Conference

Congratulations to Sam Goldschmid and Avery Baumann for winning the Best Poster Award and Best Speaker Award, respectively, at the Young Researcher Conference hosted by Alliance for Diversity for Science and Engineering! Avery was one of six student speakers and Sam was competing with both graduate and undergraduate students.