Institute of Cellular Medicine

Staff Profile

Dr Katherine Johnson

Research Associate


Dr Johnson is a Research Associate based at the Institute of Cellular Medicine, Newcastle University.


She obtained a First Class MSci (Hons) Genetics (with Industrial Placement) degree from the University of Aberdeen. During this time, she undertook a placement year with Pfizer, working to isolate and characterise shark single-domain antibodies targeted to a disease-associated ligand.


In 2012, she joined the lab of Prof. John Loughlin in the Institute of Cellular Medicine, Newcastle University, as an Arthritis Research UK-funded PhD student working to functionally dissect two osteoarthritis-associated loci.


After gaining her PhD, Dr Johnson moved to the John Walton Muscular Dystrophy Research Centre at the Institute of Genetic Medicine, Newcastle University, in 2015. There, she was the manager and data analyst for the MYO-SEQ research project, which performed whole exome sequencing in 2,000 patients with unexplained suspected genetic muscle disease.


Dr Johnson then moved to the Institute of Cellular Medicine, Newcastle University, as a post-doc working on the LITMUS project under the supervision of Prof. Quentin Anstee and Prof. Ann Daly.

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