The faculty in the Department is actively involved in the teaching of graduate and medical student courses in a wide range of scientific topics. A department-wide journal club and regular seminar series contribute to the scientific environment.


The Faculty of the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics participate in a variety of different graduate programs sponsored by the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

Use these links to obtain further information about all of the Graduate Programs, or to Download Applications for Graduate Study at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.


The mission of the combined M.D./Ph.D. program is to train medical scientists for positions in academic medicine. At least 10% of each Johns Hopkins Medical School class pursues the combined degree that includes both the standard medical school curriculum and graduate training through one of the basic science departments. Four of the Molecular Biology and Genetics faculty hold the combined degree and the department has trained over 20 M.D./Ph.D. students in the past ten years. Incoming M.D./Ph.D. students are encouraged to contact Molecular Biology and Genetics faculty members for information about research opportunities.


The Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics has an outstanding record of preparing postdoctoral fellows for independent research. Our trainees hold faculty positions in the top academic medical centers and universities. In addition to state of the art research training, postdoctoral fellows have access to all university courses. Currently there are 41 postdoctoral fellows in the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics. These fellows are supported by grants and through competitive awards including Jane Coffin Childs, Helen Hay Whitney and the Damon Runyon Foundations.