Johnson Lab

​Understanding the control of oocyte number and egg quality.

Johnson Lab

​Understanding the control of oocyte number and egg quality.

​Understanding the control of oocyte number and egg quality. The Johnson Lab has a long-standing interest in the ovaries of different organisms, from flies to humans. Ovarian function can be summarized in two parts. First, ovaries produce the female gametes, eggs, that are required to produce the next generation. Second, ovaries support the health and well-being of the female, and there are often consequences whe​n their function ceases (e.g., human menopause). We seek to understand how and why egg number changes over time, and how we can support the production of hig​​h-quality eggs capable of developing into healthy children.​

Regents Merit Scholarship, Arizona State University (2000, 2001)

Graduate College Travel Award, Arizona State University (2001)

Arizona State University Department of Biology Travel Award (2001)

Best Poster, Honorable Mention, West Coast Regional Developmental Biology Meeting (2001)

Student A airs Committee Travel Grant Award, The Endocrine Society's 85th Annual Meeting (2003)

Lalor Foundation Merit Award, Society for the Study of Reproduction 38th Annual Meeting (2005)

Burroughs Welcome Travel Award for Underrepresented Minorities. Society for the Study of Reproduction 44th Annual Meeting (2011)

Top 10% Peer Reviewer, Molecular Human Reproduction (2011-2012, 2017-2018)

Conca Dioguardi et al. Fragile X Primary Ovarian Insufficiency manuscript included in Molecular Hu- man Reproduction "Best of 2016" List (2016)

Connell et al. abstract (Johnson, last author) "Gene Profi ling in Uterosacral Ligaments in Premenopausal Women with Prolapse" selected as best basic science abstract and presented in the plenary opening session at the at the AUGS/IUGA Joint Scientific Meeting (September 2019)


Contact Info

Olivia Castillo
Division Administrator
12700 East 19th Avenue
Room 3000D, MS 8613
Aurora, CO 80045

Phone: (303) 724-4144


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