The Jordan Lab

Welcome to the

Jordan Lab

Our research focuses on understanding the molecular mechanisms regulating DNA repair, chromosome segregation and cell cycle progression. Our lab studies the importance of Structural Maintenance of Chromosomes (SMC) complexes and cell cycle kinases, particularly Polo-like (PLK) kinases and Aurora kinases. We use mouse as a model organism to study consequences of gene mutation and chromosome missegregation, which give rise to physical and cognitive developmental defects, infertility and cancer predisposition. We also use mouse and human pluripotent stem cells to help define the function of these proteins within essential molecular pathways of the cell. Our current research encompasses the following:

1) Gametogenesis (spermatogenesis and oogenesis)

2) Pluripotent stem cell genome maintenance

3) Neurodevelopment

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Jordan Lab News

December 2020

Our lab receives an R01 research grant renewal from NIGMS

October 2020

Congratulations to Stephen Wellard for successfully defending his PhD thesis

October 2020

Congratulations to Dr. Marina Pryzhkova for receiving the KY Cha Award in Stem Cell Technology

July 2020

Congratulations to Tara Little for successfully defending her PhD thesis

July 2020

Congratulations to ScM graduate Chris Shults for beginning his PhD journey at U. Maryland.

March 2020

Maggie Li and Chris Shults present at the Baltimore Area Repair Symposium

February 2020

Alisa Atkins receives a scholarship from the International Mammalian Genome Society

December 2019

Tara Little presents at the 2019 ASCB|EMBO Meeting

December 2019

Lab holiday dinner to the Guinness Brewery

September 2019

Lab outing to the Union Brewery

August 2019

Stephen Wellard received a prize for best journal club presentation for 2018-2019

May 2019

Our lab receives an R03 Research Grant from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, NIH

May 2019

Lab lunch at the Abbey Burger Bistro

May 2019

Yujiao Zhang and Nathaniel Rogers complete their Masters in Science!

March 2019

Yujiao Zhang accepted into the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine

March 2019

Nathaniel Rogers accepted into the Tulane University School of Medicine

January 2019

Yujiao Zhang accepted into the Duke-NUS MD program

December 2018

Alisa Boyko receives the Crawford Family Research Scholarship

October 2018

Jessica Hopkins successfully defends her PhD thesis!

August 2018

Our lab receives an Equipment Grant from National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), NIH

June 2018

Jessica Hopkins receives a poster presentation prize at the Gordon Research Conference on Meiosis

June 2018

Philip Jordan gives the keynote presentation at the Gordon Research Seminar on Meiosis


June 2018

Our lab receives a Catalyst Award from Johns Hopkins University

April 2018

Grace Hwang receives the Scocca Award for excellence in laboratory research!

February 2018

Grace Hwang successfully defends her PhD thesis!

December 2017

Marina Pryzhkova was promoted to Assistant Scientist

November 2017

Philip Jordan was promoted to Associate Professor

September 2017

Alisa Boyko received an ASCB Travel Award to attend the ASCB/EMBO Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, PA

July 2017

Our lab receives a Discovery Award from Johns Hopkins University

June 2017

Our lab receives the KY Cha Award In Stem Cell Technology from ASRM

April 2017

Our lab receives an R21 Exploratory Grant from the Office of Research Infrastructure Programs, NIH

March 2017

Grace​ Hwang is the leading author of a research manuscript accepted for publication in Development

January 2017

Philip Jordan was elected as a member of the Sydney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at JHU

October 2016

Meiosis Super Group Meeting at the NIH

September 2016

Lab outing to see the Orioles

July 2016

Stephen Wellard received a poster prize at The Allied Genetics Conference (TAGC) in Orlando, FL.

June 2016

Grace Hwang received a travel award to attend and was selected to present her work as a talk at The Allied Genetics Conference (TAGC) in Orlando, FL.

March 2016

Jessica Hopkins received a poster prize at the Baltimore Area Repair Symposium (BARS)