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Gundula Bosch, PhD

  • Program Director
  • Director, R3 Center for Innovation in Science Education
  • Assistant Scientist

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615 N. Wolfe Street
Room E5139
Baltimore, Maryland 21205


R3 Graduate Science Initiative

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MEdHP, Johns Hopkins University, 2016
PhD, Technical University of Munich and Max-Planck-Institute of Biochemistry, 2003
MS, Technical University of Munich, 1998


Dr. Gundula Bosch is a graduate program director, educator and educational researcher in the Department of Molecular Microbiology & Immunology, and the Director of the School's R3 Center for Innovation in Science Education.

Her scholarly interests center around the development, evaluation, and oversight of innovative science and health education programs, specifically the “R3” Graduate Science Initiative, that strives to bring more critical and philosophic thinking, interdisciplinary practice applications as well as social responsibility into the way we teach students in the life and public health sciences, and beyond.

She earned a PhD in Biology from the Technical University of Munich and the Max-Planck-Institute of Biochemistry, and a Master’s degree in Education for the Health Professions from the Johns Hopkins School of Education, where she serves as an adjunct faculty member for adult learning and educational scholarship.

Web and social media: | | @R3_GSI | @R3JHSPH

Honors and Awards


JHSPH SOURCE Recognition Award for outstanding dedication and service to Baltimore and JHU as a Service Learning Faculty Fellow (2017)

Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Online Teaching by the Student Assembly of the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health (2016)

Induction to the Delta Omega Public Health Honorary Society (2016)

Recognition for Teaching Excellence by the Dean’s Office of the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health (2015-2017)


Educational Research Grant by the Johns Hopkins Gateway Science Initiative (2013 – 2015)

Postdoctoral Fellowship, Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute (2009 – 2011)

Future Faculty Teaching Fellowship, Howard Hughes Medical Institute (2007)

  • JHSPH R3 Center for Innovation in Science Education
  • R3 Graduate Science Program
  • Science and Public Health Education
  • Critical Thinking
  • Applied Philosophy of Science
  • Educational Research
  • Education Reform
  • Community Outreach
  • Service Learning
  • Adult Learning
  • Human Development
  • Program Development
  • Curriculum Design
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Structural Biology
  • Metabolism

Selected Publications:

  • Bosch G .(2018). Train PhD students to be thinkers not just specialists. Nature 554, 277.
  • Bosch, G., Casadevall, A. (2018). Graduate training for scientists needs an overhaul. Here's our version. STATnews, August 11, 2018.
  • Bosch G., Casadevall A. (2017). Graduate Biomedical Science Education Needs a New Philosophy. mBio 8 (6), mBio01539-17.
  • Nemetski S.M., Cardozo T.J., Bosch G, Weltzer R., et al. (2015): Inhibition by stabilization: Targeting the Plasmodium falciparum Aldolase-TRAP complex. Malaria Journal. 14, 324 ff.
  • Bosch G., Kalyuzhnaya M. G., Wang T., Latypova E., Lidstrom M. E., Hackett M., Chistoserdova L. (2009): Insights into the physiology of Methylotenera mobilis as revealed by metagenome-based shotgun proteomic analysis. Microbiology 155, 1103-1110.
  • R3 Graduate Science Initiative