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Eugene M. Johnson

Eugene M. Johnson, American neurologist, molecular biologist, pharmacologist, educator. Recipient Jacob Javits Neuroscience Investigator award, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, 1987, Decade of the Brain medal, American Association Neurological Surgeons, 1994, Merit award, National Institute Aging, 1995; fellow, American Heart Association, 1978.


  • Johnson, Eugene M. was born on October 20, 1943.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy, University Maryland, 1966. Doctor of Philosophy in Medicinal Chemistry, University Maryland, 1970.


    • Instructor Department Medicinal Chemistry University Maryland, Baltimore, 1968—1969. Research fellow National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, 1970—1972. Research fellow Department Pharmacology American Heart Association, Dallas, 1972—1973.

      From research fellow Department Pharmacology to professor Washington State University School Medicine, St. Louis, 1972—1983, professor, since 1983. Assistant professor Department Pharmacology Medical College Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1973—1996. Associate director Alzheimer's Disease Research Center Washington University School Medicine, since 1990, director Neuropharmacology Training Program, since 1991, member advisory board Alzheimer Disease Association Scientist, since 1992, committee chairman, since 1993.


    • Light, Dark: The Neuron & the Axon
    • Textbooks tell us the human nervous system is the most sophisticated and complex information processing system in the known universe, which operates at the speed of light as it coordinates, regulates, and controls our various organic functions.
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    Born October 20, 1943
    (age 74)
    • 1966
      University Maryland
    • 1970
      University Maryland
    • 1968 - 1969
      Instructor, Department Medicinal Chemistry University Maryland
      Baltimore, Maryland, United States
    • 1970 - 1972
      research fellow, National Institutes of Health
      Bethesda, Maryland, United States
    • 1972 - 1973
      research fellow, Department Pharmacology American Heart Association
      Dallas, Texas, United States
    • 1972 - 1983
      from research fellow, Department Pharmacology to professor Washington State University School Medicine
    • 1973 - 1996
      assistant, professor Department Pharmacology Medical College Pennsylvania
      Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States