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CBI Program
Department of Chemistry
138 Remsen Hall
3400 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21218

Professor Steven Rokita
Phone: 410-516-5793
Fax: 410-516-8420

CBI Admissions Coordinator
Lauren McGhee
Phone: 410-516-7427
Fax: 410-516-8420


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At The Johns Hopkins University, our nation's first Research University, there is a long tradition of scientists carrying out research at the interface of Chemistry and Biology. The establishment of the Chemistry-Biology Interface (CBI) program in 2005 formalized this tradition. We are pleased to invite you to explore this website to learn about our program. Apply Now!

CBI News

  • Congratulations to all of our second year students for successfully passing their Graduate Board Oral Exams! 
  • Congratulations to Erik Hansen on his recent publication in PNAS deciphering the enzymatic function of the anti-HIV protein SAMHD1. Click here for more information
  • April 2014: Congratulations to Pinaki Bose, a first year CBI student, on receiving an Honorable Mention for his application to the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program!
  • January 2014: Congratulations to Professor Marc Ostermeier who has been elected to the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering's 2014 College of Fellows!
  • January 2014: Brian Chaikind has successfully defended his graduate thesis! Congratulations Brian!
  • December 2013: Congratulations to Dr. Craig Townsend for winning the I.A. Scott Medal! The I.A Scott Medal is sponsored by the ACS Texas A&M Section and the Texas A&M University department of chemistry. The award recognizes excellence in biological chemistry research.
  • November 2013: Congratulations to Professor Phil Cole who has been elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science!
  • September 2013: The CBI Program is pleased to welcome Professor Cynthia Wolberger and Professor James Berger as Preceptors in the program!
  • July 2013: Francine Morris has successfully defended her graduate thesis! Congratulations Francine!
  • June 2013: Lerna Uzasci has successfully defended her graduate thesis! Congratulations Lerna!