The Johns Hopkins Biology Department is home to 27 research laboratories
investigating a wide range of biological problems, with the unifying goal
of obtaining explanations in quantitative and molecular detail. One of the
first Biology Departments in the United States, it has a long history dating
back to the inception of Johns Hopkins University in 1876.
Biology faculty train researchers pursuing Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral
degrees. Research in the Biology Department is also performed by Postdoctoral
Fellows and Research Scientists in the laboratories of Principal Investigators.
The Department of Biology has a prominent role in educating undergraduate
and graduate students and preparing them for next steps in their careers.
Students from our programs have reached the pinnacles of academic research,
medicine, industry and an array of other professions.