Kenneth W. Witwer, Ph. D.


Principal Investigator, Assistant Professor

Ken Witwer received his undergraduate degree from Penn State University, where he studied Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, German, and International Politics. Dr. Witwer earned a doctorate in theĀ Biochemistry, Cellular and Molecular Biology Program at Johns Hopkins, researching innate immune responses to HIV and related lentiviruses that infect humans, non-human primates, sheep, and goats. Dr. Witwer remained at Johns Hopkins to complete a postdoctoral fellowship in microRNA biomarker research. He joined the Molecular and Comparative Pathobiology faculty as an Instructor in 2011. Now an assistant professor, he is a member of the Cellular and Molecular Medicine graduate program at Johns Hopkins.