Mary Armanios is currently Associate Professor in the Department of Oncology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Her research interests have focused on defining the implications of telomere biology in clinical paradigms. 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 then completed fellowships in Oncology and Molecular Biology and Genetics, the latter with Carol Greider, at Johns Hopkins. Since joining the Johns Hopkins faculty in 2005, Dr. Armanios has made seminal discoveries linking telomere biology to common age-related disease. Her work has shed light on the biology of some of the most common and poorly understood age-related disorders in the lung. She currently follows one of the largest cohorts of patients with telomere-mediated disease in the world. Her work has been recognized in several settings including induction into the American Society for Clinical Investigation. She was recently named the 2016 Rufus Cole Lecturer at the Rockefeller University.