The Johnston Lab is an interdisciplinary team of microbiologists, synthetic microbiologists, bioinformaticians and engineers.
Christopher D. Johnston, Ph.D.
Martha Zepeda Rivera, Ph.D.
POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOW
2020 Washington Research Foundation Fellow
Rebecca S Cooper, Ph.D.
Dakota Jones, B.s.
Michael Owen , B.s.
Hanrui Wu, B.s, M.s.
COMPUTATIONAL RESEARCH TECHNICIAN
Adam is a third year human genetics student who joined the lab in 2021 from Trinity College Dublin as a summer intern where he worked to help characterise innate genetic defense systems from isolates of Fusobacterium nucleatum. Adam has a keen interest in the field of gene therapy particularly in relation to targeting more complex, multifactorial diseases. He hopes to be able to carry out further studies in this area once he graduates in 2022.
Marija is currently pursuing a four-year honors bachelor degree in Human Genetics through Biological and Biomedical degree at Trinity College Dublin. Originally from Latvia, Marija moved to Ireland with a goal to complete an undergraduate and a doctorate degree in genetics and become an active member of the scientific research community. She has a keen interest in medical genetics, epigenetics, immunology and cancer research. Marija strives for knowledge and putting it into practice. In my spare time she enjoys reading books and loves to be active including cycling, hiking and travelling
Anaerobic chamber (x2)