Dr. Nathans is a Professor of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Neuroscience, and Ophthalmology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and an Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. He received his undergraduate education at M.I.T., obtained MD and PhD degrees from the Stanford University School of Medicine, and conducted post-doctoral research at Genentech. Dr. Nathans has published over 200 research papers, book chapters, and review articles. He has received numerous awards for his research and is an elected member of the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Medicine. He serves on multiple advisory and grant review boards, and for the past 25 years, he has been a member of the editorial board of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Over the past 30 years, the Nathans Laboratory has focused on the intersection of human genetics, ophthalmology, retinal cell biology, developmental neuroscience, and evolution. The lab’s current focus is on vascular biology, with a special emphasis on the blood-retina barrier and the blood-brain barrier.
Jeremy Nathans, MD, PhD
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