We are delighted to announce that cell biologist Takanari Inoue, Ph.D., will be the next director of the Biochemistry, Cellular and Molecular Biology (BCMB) Graduate Program, effective Sept. 1. He takes over from Rachel Green, Ph.D., who led the program for the last five years and is now director of the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics.
Dr. Inoue joined the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine faculty in 2008 and is a Professor in the Department of Cell Biology. His lab has developed a kind of actuator, converting energy to motion, at the molecular level with the high temporal and spatial precision to move and probe actions in live cells, such as chemotaxis, phagocytosis and degranulation, as well as the function of cilia, microtubules and stress granules. Dr. Inoue also leads the Cell Dynamics Center within the Institute for Basic Biomedical Sciences.
Since the BCMB program’s inception in 1972, more than 800 scientists have graduated from BCMB and have careers in academia/research, industry, government labs and nonprofit organizations. The program is supported, in part, by the Institute for Basic Biomedical Sciences.
We are very grateful for Dr. Green’s exceptional leadership of BCMB over the last five years, and we welcome Dr. Inoue into this new role.