|Degrees and Training
2007, Ph.D., Molecular and Medical Genetics, Oregon Health & Science University
Dissertation: The p53 family interacting pathways in carcinogenesis and cellular response to DNA damage
Adviser: Molly F. Kulesz-Martin, Ph.D.
1998, B.Sc., Microbiology, Washington State University
I am researching the role of Desmoglein 1 in signal transduction governing epithelial morphogenesis and integrity following exposure to environmental stressors, including exposure to UV light.
• Training Grant in Signal Transduction and Cancer, 2010-2011, Northwestern University
• Travel award – 69th annual Society for Investigative Dermatology Meeting, Montreal, Canada, 2009
• OHSU School of Medicine Alliance Outstanding Journal Article Award, 2008
• Travel award – 34th American Society for Photobiology Meeting, Burlingame, California, 2008
• Training Grant in Environmental Toxicology, 2007-2009, OSU/OHSU
• Full tuition scholarship and stipend, OHSU
• Tartar Trust Fellowship, 2004, OHSU
• Training Grant in Molecular Basis of Skin Pathology, Dept. of Dermatology 2004-2007, OHSU
• Travel award – 13th annual International p53 Workshop, New York, New York, 2006
• Travel award – 12th annual International p53 Workshop, Dunedin, New Zealand, 2004
• Glenn Terrell Presidential Scholarship, Honors program, Distinction on Writing Portfolio, WSU
• Jack L. Stokes, Walter and Pauline Harris, and Elizabeth R. Hall Microbiology Scholarships, WSU
• Howard Hughes Research Fellowship in Immunology and Molecular Biology 1995-1997
1. Jodi L. Johnson, Brian C. Lowell, Olga P. Ryabinina, R. Stephen Lloyd, and Amanda K. McCullough. TAT-mediated delivery of a DNA repair enzyme to skin cells rapidly catalyzes repair of UV-induced DNA damage. E-Publication (PMID: 20927123), Journal of Investigative Dermatology, Oct. 7, 2010.
2. Jodi Johnson, James Lagowski, Sarah Lawson, Yuangang Liu, and Molly Kulesz-Martin. p73 expression modulates p63 and Mdm2 protein presence in complex with p53 family-specific DNA target sequence in squamous cell carcinogenesis. Oncogene. 2008, 27(19): 2780-2787.
3. Jodi Johnson, James Lagowski, Alexandra Sundberg, Sarah Lawson, Yuangang Liu, and Molly Kulesz-Martin. p73 loss triggers conversion to squamous cell carcinoma reversible upon reconstitution with TAp73a. Cancer Research. 2007, 67 (16): 7723-7730.
4. Jodi Johnson, James Lagowski, Alexandra Sundberg, and Molly Kulesz-Martin. p53 family activities in development and cancer: relationship to melanocyte and keratinocyte carcinogenesis. Progress in Dermatology. 2005 June, 39(2).
5. Molly Kulesz-Martin, James Lagowski, Suzanne Fei, Carl Pelz, Rosalie Sears, Marianne Broome Powell, Ruth Halaban, and Jodi Johnson. Melanocyte and keratinocyte carcinogenesis: p53 family protein activities and intersecting mRNA expression profiles. The Journal of Investigative Dermatology Symposium Proceedings. 2005, 10(2): 142-152.
6. Chaudhary J, Johnson J, Kim G, Skinner MK. Hormonal Regulation and Differential
Actions of the Helix-Loop-Helix Transcriptional Inhibitors of Differentiation (Id1, Id2,
Id3, and Id4) in Sertoli Cells. Endocrinology. 2001 May; 142(5):1727-36.
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