Alexander (Sandy) D. Johnson, PhD

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Alexander (Sandy) D. Johnson, PhD

Professor, Departments of Microbiology/Immunology and Biochemistry/Biophysics; Vice Chair, Department of Microbiology & Immunology, UCSF

ajohnson@cgl.ucsf.edu

Phone: (415) 476-8097, 502-0859 (voice)
Box 2200, UCSF
San Francisco, CA 94143-2200

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Education

Vanderbilt University, Nashville TN, B.A., 1974, Biochemistry
Harvard University, Cambridge MA, M.A., Ph.D., 1980, Biochemistry
University of California, San Francisco, Postdoctoral, 1981-85, Biochemistry


Professional Experience

  • 1975-1980
    Graduate student with Mark Ptashne, Dept. of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Harvard University
  • 1980-1981
    Postdoctoral fellow with Mark Ptashne, Dept. Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Harvard University
  • 1981-1985
    Postdoctoral fellow with Ira Herskowitz, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, UCSF
  • 1985-1990
    Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology & Immunology; Joint Appointment in Biochemistry & Biophysics, UCSF
  • 1991-1995
    Associate Professor, Departments of Microbiology & Immunology; Biochemistry & Biophysics, UCSF
  • 1995-present
    Professor, Departments of Microbiology & Immunology; Biochemistry and Biophysics, UCSF
  • 2003-present
    Vice Chair, Department of Microbiology & Immunology, UCSF
  • 2005-present
    Director of The Tetrad (Biochemistry, Genetics, Cell Biology, and Developmental Biology) Graduate Program, UCSF

Honors & Awards

  • B.A. summa cum laude, 1974
  • Phi Beta Kappa, 1974
  • Dreyfus Scholarship, 1974-1977
  • Damon Runyon-Walter Winchell Postdoctoral Fellowship, 1981-1983
  • Pew Scholarship, 1986-1990
  • Elected to American Academy of Microbiology, 1998
  • Burroughs Wellcome Merit Award, 1999 - 2004
  • Ellison Medical Foundation Senior Scholar in Global Infectious Diseases, 2004-2008
  • Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 2007
  • The Emil Christian Hansen Award for Microbiology, 2009
  • Elected to the National Academy of Sciences, 2011

Selected Publications

  1. Johnson A. The biology of mating in Candida albicans. Nat Rev Microbiol. 2003 Nov; 1(2):106-16.
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