Kevin C Johnson

Kevin C. Johnson, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Associate

Farmington, CT

The major focus of my research program is to investigate the epigenetic reprogramming along the continuum of cancer initiation to disease progression.

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Education and Experience


Ph.D., Experimental and Molecular Medicine
Dartmouth College 2011 – 2016

B.S., Food Science and Technology
University of Massachusetts – Amherst 2007 – 2011


 The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine 2016 – Present
Postdoctoral Fellow; Advisor: Dr. Roel Verhaak
Genetic and epigenetic evolution of glioma

  • Co-led the international Glioma Longitudinal Analysis (GLASS) Consortium of glioma researchers to sequence initial and recurrent tumor pairs
  • Investigated the selective pressures that shape glioma evolution through multiple time point whole genome sequencing data
  • Established internal single-cell reduced representation bisulfite sequencing protocol to profile DNA methylation heterogeneity in glioma

Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth 2011 – 2016
Graduate Researcher; Advisor: Dr. Brock Christensen
Epigenetic biomarkers of disease progression in human cancers

  • Determined DNA methylation alterations across the spectrum of normal breast tissues, precancerous lesions, and invasive breast cancer in population-based studies
  • Applied integrative epigenomic analyses to simultaneously profile 5-methylcytosine and 5-hydroxymethylcytosine in glioblastoma and their relation with clinical outcomes

Honors and Accomplishments

2016 Neukom Prize for Outstanding Graduate Research in Computational Science

Albert J. Ryan Predoctoral Fellowship