Faculty Expert Profile
Robert J. Johnston
- Associate professor of biology
- Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences
Robert J. Johnston studies how cells randomly choose their fates during development. He also explores the development of the cells responsible for color vision.
Johnston's lab uses the fruit fly eye as a model to show how cells make random choices to decide what type of cell they will become and what types of functions they will carry out. His work aims to improve out understanding of vision disorders, autism, immunodeficiencies, and lymphoma.