Research Bench Lab
Bryon Johnson, PhD

Bryon D. Johnson, PhD

Professor, Pediatrics (Hematology/Oncology/BMT) and Microbiology & Immunology


  • Microbiology & Immunology

Contact Information

General Interests

Cancer immunology and immunotherapy


PhD, Immunology, University of Health Sciences/The Chicago Medical School (now Rosalind Franklin University), 1989
BS, Microbiology, Iowa State University, 1983

Research Interests

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.