Dr. Mary Armanios, 2018 Kuno Award Winner
Dr. Mary Armanios,

Dr. Mary Armanios is Professor of Oncology and Genetic Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Her research interests have focused on understanding the role of telomeres and telomerase in disease.  She discovered a causal link between short telomeres and a lung disease that causes lung scarring known as idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. She and her team have defined mechanisms of telomere-mediated disease and their implications for clinical practice. Dr.

Dr. Mary Armanios is Professor of Oncology and Genetic Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Her research interests have focused on understanding the role of telomeres and telomerase in disease.  She discovered a causal link between short telomeres and a lung disease that causes lung scarring known as idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. She and her team have defined mechanisms of telomere-mediated disease and their implications for clinical practice. Dr. Armanios earned her medical degree at the Ohio State University, where she went on to complete a combined internal medicine and pediatrics residency. She completed her oncology training and post-doctoral work at Johns Hopkins Hospital. She is currently the Clinical Director of the Telomere Center at Johns Hopkins where she also oversees the telomere diagnostics lab which serves patients and physicians from around the world. Dr. Armanios is an elected member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation and the Association of American Physicians, both honorary societies for physicians who have made high impact scientific contributions to medicine.