Edward Twomey on Forbes' "30 Under 30" 2020

December 17, 2020

Join us in congratulating our alumni, Edward Twomey, who was named on Forbes' "30 Under 30" 2020 Science list. Dr. Twomey graduated from the Integrated Program in Cellular, Molecular and Biomedical Studies (CMBS) in 2018 and received the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Research. Ed conducted his doctoral research in the laboratories of Dr. Sasha Sobolevsky and Dr. Joachim Frank. The ionotropic glutamate receptors are ligand-gated ion channels that mediate the majority of excitatory neurotransmission.  Ed solved the first structure of a synaptic complex between the fastest ionotropic glutamate receptor, AMPA receptor, and the auxiliary subunit Stargazin. His work had truly revolutionized the entire field of neuroscience and led to better understanding of how human brain works at the molecular level. After two years Post Doctoral training at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Edward Twomey is now an Assistant Professor of Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His lab is focused on learning how neurotransmitters impact how we learn and process memories.