The Department of Biomedicine

Meet-the-speakers Jane Johnson and Tom Wilkie

A great opportunity for our Ph.D.-candidates to meet inspiring guest lecturers from the BBB-seminar series

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Meet the speakers:

Jane Johnson, Ph.D., obtained her B.S. in Chemistry in 1983 and her Ph.D. in Biochemistry in 1988 at the University of Washington. Her Ph.D. research was with Dr. Stephan Hauschka on muscle development. Postdoctoral research with Dr. David Anderson at the California Institute of Technology led to the discovery of ASCL1 (previously MASH1), an essential transcription factor in neural development. Dr. Johnson joined the faculty at UT Southwestern Medical Center in December 1992 where she is currently a Professor in the Department of Neuroscience and holds the Shirley and William S. McIntyre Distinguished Chair in Neuroscience.

The research in the Johnson lab is focused on vertebrate nervous system development during the transition from proliferating neural stem cells to differentiating neurons and glia.

Read more about Jane here: https://profiles.utsouthwestern.edu/profile/13612/jane-johnson.html

Tomas Wilkie is associate professor at University of Texas Southwester Medical Center UTSW. His lab studies G protein signaling in mouse development and adult behavior using transgenic and mouse embryonic stem cell technology, in conjunction with biochemical studies.

Read more about Thomas here: https://profiles.utsouthwestern.edu/profile/17960/thomas-wilkie.html