User:Benjamin K. Johnson

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Benjamin K. Johnson

I am a PhD graduate student working in the lab of Dr. Robert Abramovitch at Michigan State University. We are currently studying how Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) is able to adapt to host environmental cues to establish a productive infection. More specifically, we hope to be able to exploit key genetic and biochemical adaptation pathways to discover novel inhibitors of Mtb. A more detailed description of work in the lab can be found here: Abramovitch lab

I learned about OpenWetWare through Twitter. If you'd like, feel free to follow me @BenJohnson3434.

My reason for joining the OpenWetWare community is to begin to establish a repository for open source software tools relating to drug discovery and development for infectious disease.


Research interests

High throughput screening, TB, Drug discovery/development, Bioinformatics, Open science, Infectious disease


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