Stephen J. Gould, Ph.D., is a professor of biological chemistry at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. A cell biologist and biochemist, Dr. Gould investigates the formation of HIV particles, which develop as the virus escapes from one cell and infects others. His research has led to the identification of new targets for anti-HIV therapy.

Dr. Gould is co-director of the School of Medicine’s Graduate Program in Biological Chemistry. He also leads the metabolism component of its “Genes to Society” Translational Science Intersessions for third-year medical students.

Dr. Gould earned his doctoral degree in biology at the University of California, San Diego, where he completed a post-doctoral fellowship. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in aquatic biology from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

He joined the Johns Hopkins faculty in 1991 as an assistant professor of cell biology. Dr. Gould serves as both the president of the American Society of Exosomes and Microvesicles and the editor-in-chief of Exosomes and Microvesicles.

He also sits on the editorial board of the Journal of Extracellular Vesicles and serves as an ad hoc reviewer for publications that include the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (United States), Cell, Science and Journal of Cell Biology.

He has organized a number of scientific conferences, delivered scores of invited lectures, published approximately 110 journal articles, and authored and co-authored seven book chapters.