Bryon D. Johnson, PhD
Pediatrics (Hematology and Oncology, BMT)
Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
Medical College of Wisconsin
Research Focus: Cancer immunology and immunotherapy
BS, Iowa State University, 1983, Microbiology
PhD, University of Health Sciences/The Chicago Medical School (now Rosalind Franklin University), 1989, Immunology
I am interested in understanding the biology and immunology of cancer, and uncovering novel immune-based approaches to treat cancer. My current research focuses on combining the following approaches to improve the use of cancer immunotherapy for treating both solid tumors and hematologic cancers: (1) immune checkpoint protein blockade, (2) adoptive transfer of cancer-reactive T lymphocytes, and (3) the use of metabolic inhibitors to increase T cell immunity.