Breast Biology Program

Michael D. Johnson, PhD 
Associate Professor of Oncology

Portrait photo of Dr. Michael Johnson

Dr. Johnson is responsible for Breast Biology Program within the CCR. Dr. Johnson was educated in the UK and received a PhD in Biochemistry from Newcastle University and is currently Associate Professor of Oncology at Georgetown University. For the past 25 years, he has worked in various areas of breast cancer research including studies of the mechanisms involved in resistance to endocrine therapy, the role of proteases in mammary gland biology, carcinogenesis and tumor progression, and the pharmacogenetics of cancer therapy. He is using CRC technology in these studies and is particularly interested in developing new model systems to examine the regulation of mammary epithelial differentiation leveraging the power of the technology.