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Washington University in St. Louis - School of Medicine
Department of Developmental Biology

Eugene Johnson, Ph.D.

Professor

Research Interests

The major focus is on the biological function and pharmacological and clinical potential of GFL neurotrophic factors.  Three members of that family (neurturin, persephin, and artemin) were discovered in a collaboration of the Johnson lab and the lab of Dr. Jeffrey Milbrandt.

Selected Publications

Other Information

Bio

  • B.S. in Pharmacy and Ph.D in Medicinal Chemistry- University of Maryland
  • Postdoctoral Training in Pharmacology - Washington University
  • Associate Director Alzheimer's Disease Research Center
  • Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Michael J. Fox Foundation
  • Member of the AT Children's Project
  • Member of the Advisory Council of the National Institute on Aging.
  • Serves on the Editorial Boards of Neuron and Neurobiology of Disease
  • Serves as Section Editor for Experimental Neurology and Neurobiology of Aging.

Upcoming Events

Sep 18

Lavinia Sheets. Ph.D.

Department of Developmental Biology Seminar Series

Dr. Lavinia Sheets Asst Prof Department of Otolaryngology 12:00 pm,…

Sep 25

Lawrence Lum, Ph.D.

Department of Developmental Biology Seminar Series

 Lawrence Lum, Ph.D. Pfizer 12:00 pm, Needleman Library

Sep 27

Rich Li (Stacey Rentschler Lab)

Development and Regenerative Biology / Cell-Cell Interactions in Cancer Research Forum (Wednesday)

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Faculty News

  • Dr. Samantha Morris’s June 2017 Publication

    Engineering cell identity: establishing new gene regulatory and chromatin landscapes. Guo C, Morris SA. Curr Opin Genet Dev. 2017 Jun 28;46:50-57.

  • Dr. Doug Covey’s June 2017 Publication

    Photoaffinity labeling with cholesterol analogues precisely maps a cholesterol-binding site in voltage-dependent anion channel-1. Budelier MM, Cheng WWL, Bergdoll L, Chen ZW, Janetka JW, Abramson…

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