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

Eugene Johnson, Ph.D.


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


  • 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

Feb 18

Seth Blair, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Integrative Biology, UW-Madison

Department of Developmental Biology Seminar Series

12:00 pm, Needleman Library

Feb 20

Shailendra Maurya (Druley Lab) & Brian Earley (Kornfeld Lab)

RAD Research Forum Series

12:00 pm, Needleman Library

Feb 25

Zachary Pincus, Ph.D.

Department of Developmental Biology Seminar Series

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