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COVID-19 updates for the BMB community

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted activities in the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Department, and many operations have moved remotely. Check the resources links and FAQs by group below.

General information

Johns Hopkins University COVID-19 Information: Key resources and frequent updates for the JHU community.

JHU 2020 Planning: Information about Johns Hopkins University planning to resume on-campus activities, including ways for the Johns Hopkins community to share feedback.

Research Return to Campus: Information about planning for a phased resumption of research activities at Johns Hopkins.

What’s happening with research?

On-site lab research across Johns Hopkins University began a phased restart on June 15. Prior to this, most BMB research was shifted to remote work as on-campus research had been restricted to COVID-19 research and essential activities since March 18.

All BMB research labs have begun to resume in-lab research, following detailed reopening plans that were created and approved in advance. These plans were developed to ensure that the research restart follows University guidance and puts health and safety considerations first.

For more information about Johns Hopkins planning to resume research activities, visit the Johns Hopkins University Research Return to Campus page.

For current PhD, ScM, and MHS Students

Latest JHU operations update for Graduate Students: Regularly updated information for graduate students.

Graduate Student Services COVID-19 Updates: Updates about student services for graduate students and links to resources.

Where can graduate students find health and wellness resources?

JHU Student Wellness: Destination for student wellness resources and news. Resources range from physical and mental wellness topics to financial and professional.

Johns Hopkins Student Assistance Program: Assistance for dealing with managing life’s challenges and emotional well-being.

Where can international students find more info?  

Visit the Office of International Services website to find out how to access their services or check their COVID-19 Immigration-Related FAQs page.  

For Postdocs

Latest JHU operations update for Graduate Students: Regularly updated information for graduate students – some entries include Postdoctoral Fellows.

What will happen with my salary/stipend while I’m working remotely?

Postdoc salary/stipends and benefits will not be interrupted during the time you’re working remotely.  

Where can international Postdocs find more info?  

Visit the Office of International Services website to find out how to access their services or check their COVID-19 Immigration-Related FAQs page.  

For accepted students  

Will the PhD and Master’s programs still start in the fall?

All our academic programs are planned to start in the fall.

How can I get more information about the department and the school to make my decision without visiting the campus?  

BMB and JHSPH have hosted virtual events to introduce admitted students to the programs and school. You can view recordings at the links below.

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Department Virtual Open House: Learn about the MHS and ScM programs and courses from key faculty, hear from alumni about their experiences in the programs and where a BMB degree can take you, and get the answers to many commonly asked questions.

Virtual Admitted Student Visitor’s Day video recording (Full transcription file): The complete recording of the March 13, 2020 virtual Visitor’s Day, beginning with a 15-minute introduction from Dean Ellen MacKenzie. Other key segments include:

Resources about COVID-19

Public Health Expert Insights: Q&As, daily situations reports, news and updates from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health.

Coronavirus Resource Center: Resources from Johns Hopkins University to advance the understanding of the virus and inform the public.

Johns Hopkins Medicine Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information and Updates: information for patients and the public from Johns Hopkins Medicine.