University of California, Riverside

Southern California Eukaryotic Pathogen Symposium



Keynote Address 2014


johnsonDr. Patricia Johnson, University of California Los Angeles

"Lumen-dwelling anaerobic protists: research highlights"

Patricia Johnson’s laboratory studies the sexually-transmitted parasite Trichomonas vaginalis, which is responsible for ~1/4 billion infections worldwide. Her research has focused on host/parasite interactions, organelle biogenesis and evolution, regulation of gene expression and genomics. Dr. Johnson earned her PhD at The University of Michigan in 1984 and joined the faculty at UCLA in 1989. She received the Young Investigator Award in Infectious Diseases from the National Foundation of Infectious Diseases (1989) and the New Investigator (1992-95) and the Scholar Awards (1998-2003) from the Burroughs-Wellcome Fund. Dr. Johnson was granted a MERIT Award from the National Institutes of Health (2004-2014) and was elected to the American Academy of Microbiology in 2011.

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