Center for Biotechnology Education
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At Johns Hopkins, Erica Leyder is a lecturer for the MS in BiotechnologyMS in Individualized Genomics and Health, and MS in Regenerative and Stem Cell Technologies programs.

Leyder’s research and educational interests include vaccine development, immuno-oncology, cell biology, and neuroscience. Previously, she was with the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in the Department of Pathology, Neuropathology Division, researching the neurobiological mechanisms of normal aging and neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease. Leyder also worked at Elixirgen Therapeutics, a clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on the discovery, development, and commercialization of therapies for genetic diseases and vaccines.

Leyder received a Bachelor of Science degree from St. Mary’s College of Maryland, with a double major in biology and biochemistry and a double minor in Asian studies and neuroscience. She received a Master of Science in biotechnology with a concentration in bioinformatics from Johns Hopkins University’s Advanced Academic Programs division.

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