Kevin Yarema

Kevin Yarema, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Translational Tissue Engineering Center
Johns Hopkins University

Robert H. & Clarice Smith Building
Office: Room 5029
Lab: Room 5001
(410) 614-6835 (office)
(410) 502-1459 (lab)
(410) 614-6840 (fax)

Yarema Lab Website

Kevin J. Yarema was born in Williams Lake, British Columbia, in 1965. After completing an undergraduate degree in bioengineering at Walla Walla College, he went on to receive a PhD degree in biological chemistry under the direction of John Essigmann at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He then completed a postdoctoral fellowship in the laboratory of Carolyn Bertozzi at the University of California (Berkeley) where he specialized in chemical biology approaches for manipulating glycosylation in living cells. He is now an assistant professor in the Biomedical Engineering department of The Johns Hopkins University, where he is pursuing systems biology approaches for determining the role of glycosylation in health and disease and developing applications—such as cancer treatment—for metabolic oligosaccharide engineering methodologies.