Dr. Terrance L. Johnson

Professor, TSU Research Integrity Officer

Dr. Johnson

  Department of Biological Sciences
  College of Life & Physical Sciences

  Contact Information:
  Office Location: 112E McCord Hall
  Telephone: 615-963-5748 
  FAX: 615-963-5747; 615-963-5749
  Email: tjohnson@tnstate.edu

B.S. (Biology and Chemistry) – Texas A&M University at Commerce
M.S. (Microbiology and Biochemistry) – Texas A&M University at Commerce 
Ph.D. (Microbiology) – University of North Texas

Research Areas: Microbial Physiology, Genetics and Ecology

Amara, S., Lopez, K., Banan, B., Brown, S-K., Whalen, M., Myles, E., Ivy, M.T. , Johnson, T., Schey, K.L., and V. Tiriveedhi. 2015. Synergistic effect of pro-inflammatory TNFa and IL-17 in periostin mediated collagen deposition:  Potential role in liver fibrosis.  Molec. Immunol.  64:  26-35.

Mehta, T., Vercruysse, K., Johnson, T., Ejiofor, A.O., Myles, E., and Q.A. Quick.  2015. Violacein induces p44/42 mitogen-activated protein kinase-mediated solid tumor cell death and inhibits tumor cell migration.  Mol. Med. Rep.  12(1): 1443-8. E. pub 2015 Mar 20.

Platt, Derek, Amara, S.,  Mehta, T., Vercuyssee, K., Myles, E.L., Johnson, T., and V. Tiriveedhi.  2014.  Violacein inhibits matrix metalloproteinase mediated CXCR4 expression: Potential anti-tumor effect in cancer invasion and metastasis.  Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications (Impact Factor: 2.28). 10/2014; DOI: 10.1016/j.bbrc.2014.10.124

Solaiman, D. K. Y., Somkuti, G. A., Johnson, T. L. and Steinberg, D. H. 1991. Transfer and expression of a Streptomyces cholesterol oxidase gene in Streptococcus thermophilus. Biotechnol. and Appl. Biochem. 13:238-245. Awarded "Best Manuscript" by the USDA ARS NAA July 1991.

Johnson, T. L. and Somkuti, G. A. 1991. Isolation of the cholesterol oxidases from Rhodococcus equi ATCC 33706. Biotechnol. and Appl. Biochem. 13:194-204. Awarded Certificate of Merit for Superior Performance by the USDA ARS December 1989.

BIOL 7410 Advanced Microbiology
BIOL 7170 Selected Topics in Molecular Genetics
BIOL 5400 Microbial Genetics
BIOL 5100 Literature and Methods of Research
BIOL 4400 Pathogenic Microorganisms
BIOL 3410 General Microbiology
BIOL 3400 Introduction to Microbial Physiology






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