• Kateena L. Johnson

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  • Kateena L. Johnson
    B.A. in Biology, Agnes Scott College 2004
    MSCR/MD/PhD, Candidate, Morehouse School of Medicine

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    Kateena entered MSM’s Biomedical Sciences Program in 2006.

    Research interest:
    My Research interest currently includes studying the role of HIV’s accessory protein Nef in HIV pathogenesis as well as identifying diagnostic markers for early processes involved in immune dysregulations and AIDS.  I ultimately would like to become part of a medical team dedicated to treating and preventing the spread of HIV/AIDS to future generations through novel drug discoveries and/or vaccine development.

    Academic and Professional Honors:

    • DAIDS/NIAIDS Travel Award to Keystone Symposium, HIV Biology and Pathogenesis Conference, Morehouse School of Medicine, 2010
    • Academic Award in Medical Microbiology & Immunology, Morehouse School of Medicine, 2008
    • George & Pearl Strickland Scholarship, Morehouse School of Medicine,2006 & 2007
    • National Dean’s List, Agnes Scott College, 2003 - 2004
    • Savvy Seeker Award, Agnes Scott College, 2003
    • Dana Scholarship recipient, Agnes Scott College, 2002 & 2003
    • Hubert Scholarship recipient, Agnes Scott College, 2002
    • Public Speaking Award, Agnes Scott College, 2001
    • Academic scholarship recipient, LINKS, 2000
    • Academic scholarship recipient, Agnes Scott College, 1998 – 2004