Leadership

A unique convergence of skills and experience.


John P. Marino, Ph.D.
Interim Co-Director, Institute for Bioscience and Biotechnology Research, Group Leader, NIST Biomolecular Measurement Biomolecular Structure and Function

John Marino is the Interim Co-Director at the Institute for Bioscience and Biotechnology Research (IBBR) and the Group Leader of the NIST Biomolecular Structure & Function Group at IBBR.  He is also appointed adjunct professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and a member of the Molecular and Cell Biology Program at the University of Maryland, College Park.  Dr. Marino graduated magna cum laude from Princeton University in 1989 and completed a Ph.D. in Chemistry from Yale University under the supervision of Professor Donald M. Crothers in 1995.  He then worked from 1995 to 1997 in the group of Professor Christian Griesinger at the Goethe Universität in Frankfurt, Germany as an Alexander von Humboldt post-doctoral fellow.  From 1997 to 2008, he held the positions of NIST research chemist and adjunct professor at the University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute (UMBI) at the Center for Advanced Research in Biotechnology (CARB) in Rockville, Maryland.  In 2008, he became Leader of the Biomolecular Structure & Function Group and Associate Director of CARB (now IBBR).  Dr. Marino’s research focuses on developing Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) and other biophysical methods to advance precision measurement of biomolecular structure and dynamics.

David Weber, Ph.D.
Interim Co-Director, Institute for Bioscience and Biotechnology Research, Professor, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

David Weber is the Interim Co-Director of the Institute for Bioscience and Biotechnology Research (IBBR) and the Director of the Center for Biomolecular Therapeutics (CBT).  He is also a professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in the University of Maryland School of Medicine.  Dr. Weber has also been the Director of the UMB NMR center since 1993 and was the Director of Graduate Education for the Joint Program in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology (from 2001 to 2011).  He serves as an editorial member of more than 10 journals, and has authored more than 150 research articles and book chapters involving basic science and biomedical therapeutics advances.

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