Courtney Johnson is working on a research project focused on Ewing Sarcoma. According to the National Cancer Institute, Ewing sarcoma is a type of tumor that forms in bone or soft tissue most common in adolescents and young adults (teens through mid-20s).
Her research looks at a fusion protein that drives the disease and she is interested in characterizing the protein with the use biophysical methods.
Mentor: Dr. David Libich
Meet The Researcher Article: Courtney Johnson Inspiring Women in Science
Johnson CN, Gorbet GE, Ramsower H, Urquidi J, Brancaleon L, Demeler B. Multi-wavelength analytical ultracentrifugation of human serum albumin complexed with porphyrin. Eur Biophys J. 2018;47(7):789–797. doi:10.1007/s00249-018-1301-7
Hu J, Hernandez Soraiz E, Johnson CN, Demeler B, Brancaleon L. Novel combinations of experimental and computational analysis tested on the binding of metalloprotoporphyrins to albumin. Int J Biol Macromol. 2019 Aug 1;134:445-457. doi: 10.1016/j.ijbiomac.2019.05.060. Epub 2019 May 10.
Greehey Graduate Student Fellowship
B.S., Chemistry, University of Incarnate Word