Master’s positions available

Positions available for five Master’s students in the areas of: 1. novel cancer bioengineering and treatments by immuno-therapy and epigenetics (collaboration with Prof. Jamie Spangler in Biomedical Engineering and Prof. Liz Jaffee in Oncology),  2. AI- based development of novel biomarkers of aging (collaboration with Prof. Jeremy Walston in Gerontology and Prof. Corrine Joshu in […]

Postdoctoral Position available in Wirtz Lab

A postdoctoral position is available immediately in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Johns Hopkin University. Our lab focuses on (1) understanding cancer biology and how it impacts metastasis and tumor growth; (2) utilizing principles of mechanobiology and immunoncology to develop physiologically relevent, high-throughput 3D modes to study cancer (and immune) cell behavior […]


Postdoctoral Positions Available in Wirtz Lab

Multiple postdoctoral positions are available to study the role of the synergistic mechanism of Interleukin 6 and 8 in cell density-dependent mechanisms that govern metastasis in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD. Proliferation and migration are two key drivers of metastasis that can be mechanistically coupled in the tumor […]

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Congratulations Pei-Hsun!

  Congratulations to Pei-Hsun Wu, whose article, “Transient Opening of the Mitochondrial Permeability Transition Pore Induces Microdomain Calcium Transients in Astrocyte Processes” is selected as the cover article in the journal Neuron.

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Congratulations Allison!

Dr. Allison Chambliss, a recent PhD graduate from the Wirtz lab, has accepted the position of assistant professor of pathology at the University of Southern California school of medicine. Congratulations Allison!

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Congratulations Ivie

Congratulations to Ivie Aifuwa, whose article, “Senescent stromal cells induce cancer cell migration via inhibition of RhoA/ROCK/myosin-based cell contractility” was selected as the cover article in Oncotarget.

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Congratulations Dr. Kim

Dr. Dong Hwee Kim’s publication, “Volume regulation and shape bifurcation in the cell nucleus” was selected as the cover article in the Journal of Cell Science.    

Warm congratulations to Dr. Jude Philip on the completion of his successful thesis defense!

We would like to congratulate Dr. Angela Jimenez for graduating from Dr. Wirtz’s lab.