Marc Johnson, Assistant Professor, Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, UM Columbia
Marc Johnson began his research career studying a rabies-like virus in fish. In search of collaboration and community, Johnson switched from fish viruses to those of humans. Since then, the assistant professor in MU’s Department of Microbiology and Immunology has dedicated his research efforts to the study of HIV and related human viruses, hoping this work will lead to new therapeutics to combat the disease.
The UMRB grant helped me build confidence, purchase tools, and fund staff to work in my lab. It gave me a kick-start.