Group 2019

Lab staff standing on Gilman steps

Yiben, Maggie.

Noah, Nandan, Alexandra, Yasmin, Adip, Bhavya, Nomo, Danny.


Margaret E. Johnson
Principal Investigator

Johns Hopkins University
School of Arts & Sciences
121C Mergenthaler
3400 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21218

phone: 410-516-2376

Maggie Johnson: cv_maggie_johnson-1



We have positions available for post-docs and graduate students interested in applying theory and modeling to understanding processes in cell biology. We are especially focused on endocytosis and viral infection, by developing models of the dynamics and control of self-assembly and its coupling to the cell membrane.

Post-doc applicants must have programming experience.

Current Group Members

Dr. Yi-Ben Fu
121 Mergenthaler




Adip JhaveriAdip Jhaveri
Masters Student Chem BE
121 Mergenthaler



Dr Bhavya Mishra
121 Mergenthaler


Dr Sikao Guo
121 Mergenthaler


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Nomongo Dorjsuren

Wilson Hu

Nandan Kulkarni

Yian Qian

Jackie Chang

Group Alumni

Dhruw Maisuria
Undergrad Biophysics and Applied Math
Currently (2020): Teaching, Little Rock, AK

Yasmin Moghadamnia
Masters Biophysics
Currently (2020): Master’s program, Univ. Delaware

Chris Leung
Undergrad Biophysics
Currently (2020): Post-bac research, Stanford

Meretta Hanson
Amgen Scholar, Summer 2019
Currently (2020): Neuroscience PhD program, Univ. Minnesota

Dr. Matthew Varga
Currently (2019): Industry

Dr. Sewwandi Rathnayake
Currently (2020): Postdoc, U. Nebraska Lincoln

Daisy Duan
Undergraduate Biophysics
Currently (2020): Biophysics PhD Program, Yale University

Nevonah Darden
Baltimore Polytech High School, BRBT Summer Intern 2019

Dr. David Holland
Graduate Student, Biomedical Engineering
Currently (2020): Postdoc, Elnitski Lab, NIH

Taqeeyah Cason
Western High School, BRBT Summer Intern 2018

Dr. Dariush Mohammadyani
Currently: Research Scientist,

Athena Chen
Undergrad, Biophysics
Currently (2020): PhD program, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health

Mekhi Closson
Baltimore Polytech High School, BRBT Summer Intern 2017
Currently (2020): Howard University

Osman Yogurtcu
Currently (2020): FDA staff scientist

Benjamin Shapiro
Undergrad & Masters, Applied Math
Currently (2019): MD program, Brown University Medical School

Pei (Patrick) Xue
Undergraduate, Biophysics

Syed Raza ul-Haq
Postdoctoral Researcher

Group Photos

  Spring 2019


Good luck Ruchita and Daisy in grad school! May 2019


  Summer 2018


Spring 2018