Faculty Research Labs

Johnson Lab

Current research within the lab led by Steven Johnson, PhD focuses on investigating how to target protein homeostasis pathways to develop new infectious disease and ant-cancer therapeutics.

Fields of expertise include chemical, molecular, and cell biology; biochemistry; synthetic/medicinal chemistry; assay development and high-throughput screening; and pharmacological drug development.

Researchers in the lab routinely synthesize and characterize small molecule inhibitors and molecular probes; clone, express, purify, and characterize proteins from/in both prokaryotic and eukaryotic organisms; and evaluate compounds in biochemical/biophysical assays and bacterial, parasite, and mammalian cell culture.