Aaron Johnson, Ph.D

Aaron Johnson, Ph.D

Principle Investigator

Jennifer McAdow

Staff Scientist


Rami Kheireddine, M.S.

Visiting Scientist


Haley Dean

DevBio/CRM Postbacc


Tiffany Ou

Research Scientist


Dongkook Park, Ph.D

Staff Scientist


Shigehiro Yamada, Ph.D

Staff Scientist


Paresh Hejmadi

DevBio/CRM Postbacc


Washington University Alumni

Shuo Yang, Ph.D (2018-2022)

Assistant Professor

Fudan University, Shanghai, China


Yingqiu Du (2018-2021)


(but always a member of the Johnson Lab)

Gary Huang (2019-2020)

Doctoral Student, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Baylor College of Medicine

Allison Weske (2017-2020)

Medical Student

University of Missouri Kansas City School of Medicine

University of Colorado Alumni

Lauren Rutt, M.S. (2015-2017)

Pursued multiple advanced degrees including a Masters (Colorado State) and currently a doctorate (University of Colorado, Anschutz). Keep an eye on Lauren!


Brenna Clay Dennison, Ph.D (2014-2017)

Completed a doctoral degree on RNA biology (University of Colorado, Anschutz) and is currently a Scientist at Lanterne Dx in Boulder, CO. We couldn’t be more proud.


Jessica Williams (2013-2015)

Doctoral Student, yoga instructor, and full time skier. Montana State University. Fly Whisperer in the Johnson Lab.


Juliana Valera (2013-2015)

Scientist, Kite Pharma. Living the LALA land dream. Of note, Juliana pioneered our transcriptomics work in the early days, which put the lab on the right trajectory.