Noah Johnson, PhD - Senior Research Instructor


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PhD, University of Pittsburgh


Noah Johnson, PhD, is a postdoctoral scholar in the Rocky Mountain Alzheimer’s Disease Center, working with Dr. Huntington Potter. Noah received his PhD in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh where he developed protein delivery systems for regenerative medicine and tissue engineering. He then spent time at University of California - San Francisco studying the prion-like properties of the tau protein in neurodegenerative disease. His research at the CU Alzheimer's and Cognition Center focuses on developing new cell, organoid, and animal models of Alzheimer’s and using them for high-throughput drug screening and for exploring disease mechanisms. When he is not in the lab, Noah enjoys running, climbing, biking, and skiing in the Rocky Mountains and beyond.

Recent Publications

Bubak AN, Como CN, Coughlan CM, Johnson NR, Hassell JE, Mescher T, Niemeyer CS, Mahalingam R, Cohrs RJ, Boyd TD, Potter H, Russ HA, Nagel MA. Varicella-Zoster Virus Infection of Primary Human Spinal Astrocytes Produces Intracellular Amylin, Amyloid-ß, and an Amyloidogenic Extracellular Environment. J Infect Dis. 2020 Mar 16; 221(7):1088-1097. PMID: 31665341.