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Getting Started

Johnson explains his love for science and his passion for microbiology, and how all of that led him to the study of retroviruses. “Working with fish viruses is really cool research,” he notes, "but there are just not a lot of people in this area." The sense of isolation was eventually too much: “I missed having people with whom to interact, so I went to the absolute opposite—HIV.”

Researching Retrovirals

Marc Johnson
Assistant Professor, Molecular Microbiology and Immunology
UM Columbia

By Tanya Sneddon