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Kathryn Johnson

Assistant Professor
Department of Biology
Beloit College

johnsonkms@beloit.edu

(608) 363-2429

700 College St.
Beloit, WI 53511

Office: Science Center 336


Education

Ph.D. – Molecular Physiology & Biophysics, Vanderbilt University
B.S. – Chemistry, Beloit College

Curriculum Vitae

Interests

Kathryn Johnson is a physiologist who is interested in how obesity and diabetes affect hormones related to glucose regulation in animals and humans.  Her academic interests also include investigating how students learn and how they interpret their learning.  Student involvement is an essential part of her research, and she is always interesting in talking to potential student researchers.  She also is an avid sports fan, and may often be found in the gym or on the field participating or volunteering, and, of course, supporting Buccaneer athletics.  Off campus, you may find her riding and showing her horse at a local dressage farm.  She teaches Human Biology, Zoology, Human Anatomy and Physiology, and Neurobiology.

Courses Taught

BIOL 110: Human Biology
BIOL 111: Zoology
BIOL 291: Scientists in Society
BIOL 340: Neurobiology
BIOL 357: Human Anatomy & Physiology
BIOL 385: Human Pathophysiology
IDST 210: Nutrition to Nuclear Power

Selected Publications
* indicates mentored trainees

Edgerton, D.S., An Z., Johnson, K.M.S., Farmer, T.D., Farmer, B., Neal, D.W., and Cherrington, A.D.  Effects of intraportal exenatide on hepatic glucose metabolism in the conscious dog.  Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab. 305(1):E132-9, 2013.

Johnson, K.M.S. and *Lownik, J.C. Ipragliflozin, a sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 inhibitor for type 2 diabetes mellitus. Thomson Reuters Cortellis, 2012.

Johnson, K.M.S. and *Schurr, K. Sitagliptin: A DPP-4 inhibitor for the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus. Clinical Medical Insights: Therapeutics. 3:81-92, 2011.

Johnson, K.M.S., Farmer, T., *Schurr, K., Donahue, E.P., Farmer, B., Neal, D., and Cherrington, A.D.  Endogenously released GLP-1 is not sufficient to alter postprandial glucose regulation in the dog.  Endocrine. 39(3):229-34, 2011.

Johnson, K.M.S. Dutogliptin, a dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitor for the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus. Curr Opin Investig Drugs. 11(4):455-63, 2010.

Edgerton, D.S., Johnson, K.M.S., Cherrington, A.D. Current strategies for the inhibition of hepatic glucose production. Front Biosci. 1(14): 1169-81, 2009.

Johnson, K.M.S., Edgerton, D.S., Rodewald, T., Scott, M, Farmer, B., Neal, D., Cherrington, A.D. Intraportally Delivered GLP-1, in the Presence of Hyperglycemia Induced via Peripheral Glucose Infusion, Does Not Change Whole Body Glucose Utilization. Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab. 294(2):E380-4, 2008.

Johnson, K.M.S., Edgerton, D.S., Rodewald, T., Scott, M., Farmer, B., Neal, D., Cherrington, A.D.  Intraportal GLP-1 infusion increases nonhepatic glucose utilization without changing pancreatic hormone levels. Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab. 293(4):E1085-91, 2007.

Selected Recent Presentations

Johnson, K.M.S.  Undergraduate physiology students successfully self-assess oral final exam performance. Poster.  APS Institute on Teaching and Learning, Bar Harbor, ME, June 23-27, 2014.  Published Abstract: The Physiologist, ITL-17, in press.

Johnson, K.M.S. and *Lownik, J.C. Workshop Format Increases Scientific Knowledge, Skills, and Interest when Implemented in an Introductory Biology Course that Attracts and Retains Underrepresented Minorities.  Poster.  Experimental Biology, Boston, MA, April 20-24, 2013.  Published Abstract: FASEB J. 2013. 27:739.7

*Dautermann, V.M., *Namoonga, M.M., and Johnson, K.M.S.  Morning and Afternoon Bouts of Exercise Result in the Same Physiological Stress Response.  Poster.  Experimental Biology, Boston, MA, April 20-24, 2013.  Published Abstract: FASEB J. 2013. 27:710.5

*Wieseman, L.J., *Schork, P.R., and Johnson, K.M.S.  Engaging Elementary Students in Physiology through Multifaceted Collaboration.  Poster.  Experimental Biology, Boston, MA, April 20-24, 2013.

*Dautermann, V.M. and Johnson, K.M.S.  Previous day’s exercise does not affect indicators of physiological stress measured during practice in male collegiate soccer players. Poster. Experimental Biology, San Diego, CA, April 21-25, 2012. Published Abstract: FASEB J. 2012. 25:1142.45

*Schork, P.R. and Johnson, K.M.S. Duration of fast alters fasting glucose levels, response to oral glucose load, and weight in the mouse. Poster. Experimental Biology, San Diego, CA, April 21-25, 2012. Published Abstract: FASEB J. 2012. 25:869.23

*Schork, P.R. and Johnson, K.M.S. Elementary PhUn Fair: Using Inquiry-Based Learning to Teach Physiology in the High School Classroom and the Community. Poster. Experimental Biology, San Diego, CA, April 21-25, 2012.

*Schurr, K., Edgerton, D.S., Farmer, T., Neal, D., Cherrington, A.D., and Johnson, K.M.S. Elucidating the mechanism of glucagon-like peptide-1 for glucose utilization during periods of fasting. Poster. Experimental Biology, Washington, D.C., April 9-13, 2011. Published Abstract: FASEB J. 2011. 24:1095.18

Johnson, K.M.S. Collaboration in the classroom: Integrating fundamental physiological concepts through experimental design and disease. Invited Talk and Poster.  Experimental Biology, Anaheim, CA, April 24-28, 2010.  Published Abstract: FASEB J. 2010. 24:445.9

Johnson, K.M.S. and Fass, M.F. Teaching undergraduate introductory biology in a workshop format results in high student retention and academic performance.  Poster.  Experimental Biology, New Orleans, LA, April 18-22, 2009.  Published Abstract: FASEB J. 2009. 23:632.12

Awards

The American Physiological Society Teaching Section New Investigator Award, 2014

The American Physiological Society Frontiers in Physiology Teacher Fellow Research Host, 2011

The American Physiological Society Teaching Section Research Recognition Award, 2010

Vanderbilt University Molecular Endocrinology Training Grant,
2003 – 2005

Vanderbilt University Academic Scholarship – full tuition,
2002 – 2008

John H. Nair Award in Chemistry, Beloit College, 2002

Ferwerda Science Scholarship, Beloit College, 2001

Academic All-Conference, Beloit College Women’s Basketball,
2000, 2001, 2002

Joseph P. Collie Scholarship for merit, Beloit College, 1998 – 2002