Steven Claypool, Ph.D.

Associate ProfessorDepartment of Physiology
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Complete List of Publications

  • 1991-1995 BA, Biological Sciences, UC Santa Barbara (UCSB) 
  • 1995-1996 MA, Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, UCSB
  • 1996-2003 Ph.D., Immunology, Harvard Medical School
  • 2003-2008 Postdoctoral Fellow, UC Los Angeles (UCLA)
  • 2008-2014 Assistant Professor, Department of Physiology, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • 2014  Associate Professor, Department of Physiology, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • 2014-  Director of the Cellular and Molecular Physiology graduate program  

Steven Claypool is a product of California’s public education system having received both his BA and MA from UCSB. Steven’s PhD thesis focused on the trafficking of the neonatal Fc Receptor in polarized epithelial cells, work that was performed under the tutelage of Dr. Richard S. Blumberg at Harvard Medical School. For his postdoctoral studies, Steven switched gears and joined the laboratory of Dr. Carla Koehler at UCLA.  There, he began his investigation of mitochondrial phospholipid metabolism, work that is the foundation for the numerous studies ongoing in the CLAYPOOL Lab at Hopkins. 


Michelle Acoba


BS, Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (2011), 

University of the Philippines- Diliman, Philippines          

 5th year CMP Graduate Student 

AHA Predoctoral Fellow  

Pingdewinde Sam (PSam)


AS, Science & Mathematics (2012), 

City College of San Francisco

BS, Biology, Human Physiology (2015), San Francisco State University

4th year CMP Graduate Student

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program Fellows

Erica Avery


 B.S., Biochemistry (2016), Minor in Journalism - 

Rowan University, Honors Program

3rd year CMP Graduate Student 


Graduate Student


    Elizabeth Calzada

PhD, Biochemistry, Cellular, and Molecular Biology Graduate Program (2018)

Presently an OTC Monograph ORISE fellow at the FDA 

Graduate Student


  Oluwaseun Ogunbona

PhD, Cellular and Molecular Physiology Graduate Program (2018)

Thesis awarded the Alicia Showalter Reynolds Young Investigator Award 

Presently an Anatomic Pathology/Research (Clinical Residency Research track) resident, Emory University School of Medicine

Graduate Student


Ya-Wen Lu 

PhD, Biochemistry, Cellular, and Molecular Biology Graduate Program (2015)

Presently a post-doctoral fellow, Cardiometabolic Disorders, Amgen Inc.   

Graduate Student


Ouma Onguka

PhD, Biochemistry, Cellular, and Molecular Biology Graduate Program (2016)

 Presently a post-doctoral fellow in Matthew Bogyo’s Lab, Stanford University   

Postdoctoral Fellow


  Adam Cornish 

PhD, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (2012), Michigan State University 

Presently an Operations Coordinator, Office of the Scientific Director, National Institute of Aging.

Graduate Student


Matt Baile 

PhD, Biochemistry, Cellular, and Molecular Biology Graduate Program (2014)  

Thesis awarded the Mette Strand Young Investigator Award 

Presently a post-doctoral fellow in Scott Emr’s Lab, Cornell University     

Graduate Student


Theron Gilliland 

MA, Cellular and Molecular Physiology Program (2011)      

Undergraduate Student


Teona Munteanu

Presently in the Master’s in Neurobiology Program, Northwestern University

Research Associate


 Kevin Whited 

Presently an agricultural laboratory scientist III working with the Maryland Dept. of Agriculture, Salisbury, MD 

Undergraduate Student


Alex Rodriguez

Presently a Junior at Johns Hopkins University, Homewood Campus. He left our lab to join an Undergraduate Summer Training Program at Harvard University.

James Arrington

James was our 2016

James was our first summer student from SARE (Summer Academic Research  Experience) Hopkins Program in 2016

Kiyea Milledge


Kiyea was a 2017 SARE-Summer Academic Research Experience-intern in our lab. She graduated from Green Street Academy, and currently attend Morgan State University.

Hawa Sidy


Hawa was our Summer 2018 Hopkins SARE-Summer Academic Research  Experience Student. She is back to the Baltimore Polytechnic Institute.