Andy Ewald (Physics/Biophysics '97) to start as Assistant Professor of Cell Biology in the Center for Cell Dynamics at Johns Hopkins Medical School.
After Haverford, I earned a PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics at Caltech '03, applying advanced microscopy techniques to problems in early vertebrate embryology.
I have spent the last 5 years studying the cellular basis of epithelial growth and invasion in both normal developmental and cancerous contexts in Zena Werb's lab at UCSF. I used light and electron microscopy techniques to study the cellular and cell adhesional basis of epithelial tissue movements. This fall I am moving to Baltimore with my wife, Shannon Marshall (Caltech '02), and our daughter, Eleanor Marion Ewald, to start as Assistant Professor of Cell Biology in the Center for Cell Dynamics at Johns Hopkins Medical School. I will be continuing to use diverse microscopy techniques to understand the genetic control of cell behaviors during normal and neoplastic epithelial growth. With the benefit of time I appreciate better how unique the interdisciplinary training is at Haverford and I am glad, as an alumnus, to see that it has even been expanded beyond what it was when I was there. "