Visit the Germ-Free Facility at SPH on March 29 to learn more about how to advance your research goals

On Friday, March 29, from 2 to 4 p.m. in SPH W3604, the Johns Hopkins' Germ-free Mouse Core Facility will host an open house for Hopkins faculty and postdoctoral fellows. A primary goal of the facility is to provide opportunities for interaction and collaboration among the microbiome research community at all the Johns Hopkins University campuses.

The open house will give faculty and postdocs the opportunity to speak with Cynthia Sears, director of the facility, to identify potential ways the Germ-free Facility can help in your research goals. Sears is an infectious diseases physician and molecular microbiologist, a professor of medicine at Johns Hopkins Medicine, a member of the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center, a member of the Bloomberg-Kimmel Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy, and a faculty member in the Molecular Microbiology and Immunology Department in the Bloomberg School of Public Health. She is working to identify ways to improve detection of colon cancer and patients' responses to cancer immunotherapy.

For details, visit the facility's website.

Light refreshments will be served. If you have any questions about the open house, contact Elizabeth Alexander, senior administrative coordinator, at