Karan Verma, M.S.

Senior Research Specialist

Email: kverma2@jhu.edu

Tel: +1 443 287 0212

Copyright Johns Hopkins University 2013


M.S., Biotechnology, Johns Hopkins University (2011)

B.S.,  Biotechnology, North Dakota State University (2008)


Karan first came to the US in 2007 as an undergraduate transfer student. He graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology from North Dakota State University in 2008.

After graduating he worked as a Research Assistant in Dr. Birgit Prüß’s lab at the Department of Veterinary and Microbiological sciences, North Dakota State University. He worked on an independent research project: “Environmental and genetic factors that contribute to Escherichia coli K-12 biofilm formation,” which he later published as a second author.

In August 2009 Karan got accepted to The Johns Hopkins University to pursue his Master of Science (M.S) in Biotechnology with concentration in biotech-enterprise. He joined the Zambidis lab in October 2009 as a Lab Manager/Research Technologist. He later graduated with his M.S. in Dec 2010 and started working on multiple research projects including “hematopoietic differentiation of embryonic and induced pluripotent stem cells”, and “reprogramming of stem cells using small molecules.” In June 2012 he got promoted to the position of a Senior Research Specialist, and continued working on publishing his research.

Karan’s interests lie in the field of entrepreneurship and business development of the stem cells and regenerative medicine industry. He got accepted to pursue an MBA from Babson College starting Fall 2013.


Up to date publication list can be found on Google Scholar