Andrew J. Ewald

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

At Johns Hopkins University, cell biologist and Assistant Professor Andrew Ewald is studying breast cancer, specifically how the cells of a breast tumor acquire the ability to spread through the rest of the body. In his lab, he and his staff have developed microscopes to watch these invasive cells spread in real time. Through his research, Ewald discovered a common gene found in different types of breast cancer tumors that, if correctly identified, could potentially stop the spread of these tumors throughout the rest of the body. Ewald is now working to take his laboratory insights and develop new therapies for patients who currently have breast cancer. His research is supported by NIH, DOD and several private foundations.