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About Tyler Johnson

Dr. Johnson joined the Department of Natural Sciences and Mathematics in 2014. He received a B.A. in Molecular Cellular and Development Biology and a PhD in Chemical Oceanography from UC Santa Cruz. He conducted postdoctoral studies at UC Berkeley in collaboration with UC Davis, UC Santa Cruz and UCSF. His background is in the area of analytical and bioorganic chemistry with an emphasis in biomedical research involving natural products. The goal of the Johnson laboratory is to chemically validate biologically active terrestrial and marine-derived natural products to serve as: a) therapeutic lead molecular structures for treating cancer, inflammation and neurobiological disorders or b) novel molecular probes in chemical biology research. 

Positions

Present Assistant Professor, Dominican University of California Department of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
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2013 - 2014 Postdoctoral Researcher, University of California, Santa Cruz
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2009 - 2013 Adjunct Instructor, San Jose City ‐ Department of Chemistry
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2009 - 2013 Postdoctoral Researcher, University of California - Berkeley
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2009 - 2012 Adjunct Instructor, University of California, Santa Cruz ‐ Department of Chemistry
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2010 - 2011 Adjunct Instructor, University of California, Santa Cruz ‐ Department of Ocean Sciences
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Grants

2016 - 2018 Research starter grant
American Society of Pharmacognosy
$5,000
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Professional Service and Affiliations

2007 - Present Member, American Society of Pharmacognosy
2006 - Present Member, American Chemical Society
2000 - Present Member, American Association of Underwater Scientists
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Courses

  • Toxicology
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Biology and Chemistry Research Methodology and Science Seminar
  • General Chemistry

Education

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2008 PhD, University of California, Santa Cruz ‐ Chemical Oceanography - Marine Natural Products Chemistry
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1999 BA, University of California, Santa Cruz ‐ Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology
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Contact Information

Dominican University of California
Department of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
50 Acacia Ave.
San Rafael, CA 94901

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Peer-reviewed Publications (28)