Thomas E. Johnson

Institute for Behavioral Genetics; Integrative Physiology; Member of the Center for Neuroscience

Institute for Behavioral Genetics, Campus Box 447
RL1 Room 127
University of Colorado at Boulder
Boulder, CO 80309-0447

email: johnsont@Colorado.EDU
Phone: 303-492-0279
FAX: 303-492-8063

Professor Johnson received his B.S. from MIT and his Ph.D. from the Department of Genetics at the University of Washington in 1975. From 1982 to 1988 he was an Assistant Professor of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry at the University of California, Irvine. In 1988 he became an Associate Professor of Psychology at the Institute for Behavioral Genetics, University of Colorado, Boulder; in 1996, he was promoted to Professor.

Dr. Johnson has received numerous awards. These include in 2002 the Kleemeier Award from the Gerontological Society of America (GSA); this is the Society’s top award; the Ellison Medical Foundation Senior Scholar Award, and in 2002 and 2004 the Sam Goldstein Award. In 2005 he presented the Hayflick Lecture at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Center for Aging. He was chair of the GSA Publications Committee 1998-2000, section editor of Genetics and Model Systems, Neurobiology of Aging since 1998, on the National Scientific Advisory Council for the American Federation for Aging Research(AFAR) since 1991. He chaired the Gordon Conference on the Biology of Aging in 1997, which many feel heralded the emergence of the new genetic approach to the analysis of aging. In 1999 he was an author on the Report to Congress on QTL Mapping for the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism; he was a member of the Extramural Scientific Advisory Board, Advisor on Report to Congress for the NIAAA in 1997, and Advisory on Genetics Portfolio for the NIAAA. He has served on many grant review committees, including the NSF, the National Institute on Aging, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, AFAR, and the Veterans Administration. He is the author of almost 200 papers and has been invited to present over 185 seminars.

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