Michael D. L. Johnson, PhD

Assistant Professor, Immunobiology
Assistant Professor, BIO5 Institute
Research Interests: 

Metals serve as vital nutrients to all biological systems. The overall goal of my laboratory is to investigate how bacteria maintain homeostasis within the metal milieu. This goal involves determining how metals are processed, the orchestrated response during metal sensing, and the role that the host plays in this process during infection. Understanding how bacteria interact with metals during infections will identify novel therapeutic strategies against bacterial infections. 

  • PhD: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • BA: Duke University, 2004
Honors and Awards
  • Keystone Symposia Fellow, 2016
  • Health Scholar, Aspen Ideas Festival – Spotlight Health, 2015
  • St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Infectious Diseases/Immunology, 2012-2016