Focus Area: Environmental Challenges
Dr. Arturo Casadevall is a professor in the Molecular Microbiology and Immunology Department at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and a professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. He is also the Molecular Microbiology and Immunology Deparment Chair, the Alfred and Jill Sommer Professor and Chair, and a Bloomberg Distinguished Professor. Dr. Casadevall’s research currently focuses on probing the ability of fungi to fix environmental carbon from inorganic sources using modern analysis techniques. His plan is to reproduce biochemist Dr. Melvin Calvin’s experiments from the 1950s to confirm that fungi are capable of fixing environmental carbon.