Simon C Johnson, PhD

Simon C Johnson,  PhD


  • Biography

    Dr. Simon Johnson is an assistant professor and principal investigator at the Center for Integrative Brain Research at Seattle Children’s Research Institute and an assistant professor of Neurology at the University of Washington. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry and Biophysics at Oregon State University, and his PhD in the Molecular Basis of Disease at the University of Washington. Following his graduate work, Simon trained as a post-doctoral fellow in Genetics at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York, before accepting a position at Seattle Children’s Research Institute. 

    The Simon Johnson laboratory studies the molecular and developmental mechanisms involved in the pathogenesis of pediatric genetic diseases, with a primary focus on mitochondrial disease. The aim of this work is to understand how genetic defects lead to the specific symptoms seen clinically, with the hope that a better understanding of disease pathways will lead to more effective and targeted therapies for pediatric genetic disorders.

    Simon joined Seattle Children’s Research Institute and the University of Washington with the belief that Seattle Children's Research Institute and UW are leading centers for mitochondrial disease research. Outside of work, Simon enjoys traveling, hiking, and backpacking trips with his wife. 

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