Wednesday , July 28 2021

The COVID-19 Pandemic Presented by City of Hope

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Dr. Jabril Johnson
Dr. Jabril Johnson is a Human Molecular Genetic biomedical researcher; born and raised in Baltimore, MD. He attended University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES), where he received his B.S in Biology and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a MARC U STAR Scholarship, in 2009. His passion for biomedical research led him to being accepted into Howard University’s Ph.D. Human Genetics/ AGEP-PFF, teaching certificate dual program. Excelling academically, he successfully completed both programs and published on his novel teaching methods acquired during his graduate educational tenure. Dr. Johnsons’ dissertation focused on investigating innate immunity genes, such as RNASEL, and the impact it has on prostate cancer progression in African American men. After successfully acquiring his Ph.D, Dr. Johnson began his training, as a postdoctoral researcher, at the National Institute of Health (NIH)- National Cancer Institute (NCI), in Bethesda, MD. After successfully completing his tenure at the NIH, he continued his postdoctoral training at the City of Hope, Beckman Research Institute, under Dr. Rick Kittles. His postdoctoral training and expertise encompass stem cell biology impact of breast carcinogenesis and innate immunity impact on prostate cancer development. A summary of Dr. Johnsons’ accomplishments includes higher education certification; several first author publications in world recognized scientific journals and a 2019 Harvard University New England Science Symposium (NESS) awardee.