Dr. Michael Johnson

Dr. Johnson received his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from the United States Air Force Academy.  After a nine-year career in the Air Force as a pilot, he earned a Ph.D. in Chemistry at the University of Virginia, where he studied CuZn-superoxide dismutase and Lou Gehrig’s disease under the guidance of Prof. Timothy Macdonald.  Dr. Johnson then worked as a postdoctoral research associate in the laboratory of Prof. R. Mark Wightman at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, where he used fast-scan cyclic voltammetry at carbon-fiber microelectrodes to measure dopamine release in Huntington’s disease model mice.  Dr. Johnson then came to the University of Kansas in 2005 as an Assistant Professor of Analytical Chemistry.  In his spare time, Dr. Johnson enjoys cycling, hiking, and camping with his daughter.


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