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Justin Johnson

Peer Mentor

Justin was born in Atlanta, Georgia but moved to the rural town of Georgia for high school. He then attended Yale College and majored in Molecular Biochemistry and Biophysics. There, he had the opportunity to participate in the Yale STARS program which gave him his first opportunity to do research and study the effects of hypoglycemia on the brain. From his time in lab and extracurricular activities shadowing and volunteering in different clinical settings, he became interested in pursuing an MD/PhD program.

Justin is now a 6th year MD/PhD student in the Immunobiology department in Jordan Pober’s lab. Here, he studies how B cells transmigrate to sites of inflammation in solid organ transplants. When Justin is not in lab, you can find him binge-watching shows, doing pottery, or cooking