Philip Jordan is an Associate Professor in the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Department, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, Maryland. He received his undergraduate with honors degree from Flinders University of South Australia, and a Ph.D. 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. Here he learned to use mouse as a model organism and continued his research on SMC complexes and cell cycle kinases. Dr. Jordan received a K99 Pathway to Independence Award from the NIH, and in 2013 he was recruited as faculty at Johns Hopkins University. 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 that ensure genome stability.
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