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Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

BMB Faculty Promotion


BMB Faculty Dr. Philip Jordan was promoted to Associate Professor by the JHBSPH Advisory Board in November of 2017.

Dr. Jordan received his undergraduate degree with honors from Flinders University of South Australia, and a PhD from the University of Edinburgh, UK. During Dr. Jordan’s training he developed a keen focus on research that encompasses maintenance of genome integrity and cell cycle progression. As a post-doctoral fellow (2007 to 2010) in Eva Hoffman’s lab at the Genome Damage and Stability Center, University of Sussex, UK, he studied the roles of structural maintenance of chromosome complexes (SMC) and cell cycle kinases (Aurora and Polo-like kinases) using budding yeast as a model organism. 


He then moved to Mary Ann Handel’s lab at the Jackson Laboratory, Maine, USA, as a Fulbright Distinguished Scholar. There he learned to use mouse as a model organism and continued his research on SMC complexes and cell cycle kinases. In 2011, Dr. Jordan received a K99 Pathway to Independence Award from the NIH, and in March of 2013 he was recruited by the BMB as a tenure-track faculty member. His research program encompasses using budding yeast, mice, as well as mouse and human stem cells to discover the functions of SMC complexes and cell cycle kinases, which ensure genome stability. 


Since the commencement of  Dr. Jordan’s tenure in BMB he has received R00, R01 and R21 research funding from the NIH (NICHD, NIGMS and ORIP, respectively), as well as awards from Johns Hopkins University and the American Society for Reproductive Medicine.

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