Eastern Michigan University
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Dr. Jamie Johansen

Part-Time Lecturer

301-P Mark Jefferson Science Complex




B.S. Zoology, Michigan State University

Ph.D. Neuroscience, Michigan State University

Postdoctoral Fellowships at University of Washington, University of California San Diego, University of Michigan

Interests and Expertise

Parkinson's disease is the second most common age-related neurodegenerative disorder, yet there are no therapies that slow or halt the underlying neurodegenerative process. One significant barrier to the development of therapies is that the normal function of genes implicated in Parkinson's Disease are poorly understood, or how mutations alter function. My research focus is to develop genetic mouse models of Parkinson's disease, and to further our understanding of both normal and toxic functions of causative genes.


Courses Taught

BIO 306W Cell & Molecular Biology & Genetics Laboratory

The Biology Department is part of the College of Arts & Sciences, 214 Pray-Harrold