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Casonya Johnson

Associate Professor    
Education

Ph.D. in biology, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Md., 1996

Biography

Research interests: Johnson’s laboratory recently uncovered a post-embryonic role for C. elegans Hairy/Enhancer of Split homologs in regulating genes required for fat and carbohydrate metabolism. She seeks to characterize the transcriptional network that is required for the coordination of iron homeostasis with these processes, and to determine if this mechanism of coordination has been conserved in mammals.

Johnson earned her Ph.D. in biology from Johns Hopkins University and completed post-doctoral training at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.