About the Director

Our expert team improves the health of children and families through precision medicine that fosters advancements in the treatment and prevention of pediatric-onset diseases.

David Graham, Ph.D.

Dr. Graham is the director of the Molecular Determinants Center and Core at Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital. He is also the executive director for the Center for Resources in Integrative Biology (CRIB) and associate professor in the Department of Molecular and Comparative Pathobiology and Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Additionally, Dr. Graham is a faculty member of the Cellular and Molecular Medicine Graduate Program.

Dr. Graham completed his undergraduate studies in biomedical and health sciences at the University of Guelph and his master’s work in biology at McMaster University, both in Ontario, Canada. After a two-year break from academics, he relocated to Baltimore and returned to graduate school at Johns Hopkins, where he obtained his Ph.D. in biochemistry, cellular and molecular biology.

Dr. Graham has extensive experience in the biological applications of mass spectrometry in the areas of proteomics, metabolomics, lipidomics and peptidomics. His research interests include understanding the consequences of HIV interactions with the immune system, the resulting pathogenesis in the periphery and the central nervous system, and the development of potential therapeutics. He applies advanced technologies like mass spectrometry to dissect processes at the molecular level. He is also actively involved in cancer and cardiovascular research examining the impact of disease at a molecular level.