Sheree Johnson

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Sheree M. Johnson, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor 

Contact Information:
Email: SMJohnson@Howard.Edu
Office: Seeley G. Mudd, Room: 331
Office Telephone: 202-806-9707
Laboratory: Numa P. G. Adams, Room: 2518
Laboratory Telephone: 202-806-9796



BS, Biology, Virginia State University (1992)
PhD, Physiology, Howard University (1999)
Post-Doctoral, National Institutes of Health/NINDS (1999-2001)


Respiratory Physiology

  • Structure and Function (Medical)
  • Dental Physiology (Dental)
  • Biomedical Sciences (Pharmacy)
  • General Physiology (Allied Health)


  • Neurochemical (hypoxic and hypercapnic) control of breathing and mechanisms of central respiratory CO2/H+ chemosensitivity
  • Hypoxia Inducible Factor (HIF) and Alzheimer’s disease
  • Pre-Bötzinger complex and its role in respiratory rhythm generation
  • Locus Coeruleus involvement in neuromodulation of respiration

Grants and Funding Awards

National Institutes of Health (NIH) K01 Career Development Award (2004-2010)

  • Visiting Scientist, Yale University, School of Medicine, Department of Neurology (2004-2008)
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins, School of Medicine, Pediatrics, Division of Neonatology (2008-2010)

Howard University Bridge Funds Pilot Study Program (2014)