Undergraduate Institution: Morgan State University (HBCU)
Graduate Institution: Johns Hopkins University
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Dr. Casonya Johnson is currently the Head of the Department of Biology at James Madison University. Prior to this, she served as the Program Director for the Genetic Mechanisms Cluster at the National Science Foundation and an Associate Professor of Biology at Georgia State University. Her research interests includes molecular genetics and biochemistry. Her interest in pursuing genetics stemmed from her late grandfather’s genetic hearing loss. Dr. Johnson has also created and led workshops for middle- and high-school teachers interested in incorporating genetics laboratories into their classes.
Fun Fact: Dr. Johnson rides a Harley Davidson, Dyna Superglide Custom.