Johns Hopkins Institute
As the director of the Johns Hopkins Institute for Basic Biomedical Sciences, Dr. Desiderio studied the molecular governing agents of immune development and function, with a focus on V(D)J recombination. He helped uncover a novel way calcium is regulated in response to antigen receptor stimulation and whether this mechanism contributes to the decision between activation and anergy.
Dr. Desiderio earned a Doctor of Medicine and Doctor of Philosophy from The John Hopkins University. He’s been an invited participant at Strategic Concepts for Biodefense and the International Conference on Biosafety and Biosecurity co-sponsored by the World Health Organization. He has served on numerous boards including the European Genetics Foundation and Life Sciences Advisory Board, State of Maryland.