ASSOC. PROF. JEREMY JOHNSON

ASSOC. PROF. JEREMY JOHNSON

University of Illinois College of Pharmacy, USA

Biography

Jeremy Johnson is an Associate Professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago in the College of Pharmacy.  He received his PharmD and PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he was trained in the translational development of phytochemicals.  He received a MERIT award from the National Cancer Institute for his work on natural products and anti-cancer activity. Projects in his laboratory include evaluating the anti-cancer activity the mangosteen fruit (funded by the National Cancer Institute), anti-inflammatory properties of rosemary for colitis (funded by the USDA), and the pharmacokinetics of resveratrol in human volunteers.  A second area of interest is related to a clinical trial funded enrolling 100 patients to evaluate the topical application of an anti-estrogen therapy in breast cancer patients. He is also the leader for the pharmacokinetics group for UICentre, the drug discovery unit at UIC.