Richard Johnson, PhD
Biochemistry – Duquesne University
Complement Biochemistry and Immunology
Expertise: Protein biochemist with extensive experience in biologics and medical device development. Lead teams in the development of anti-inflammatory biologics (both protein and nucleic acid based). Complement biochemistry expert with extensive experience in hemocompatibility applications (from novel coating technologies to regulatory testing requirements (ISO10993 Part 4)). Proficient in protein isolation, characterization, modification, and structure-function analysis, including ligand-receptor interactions, forced degradation studies and immunogenicity. Cell isolation, cell culture and analysis, including flow cytometry, working with WBC subsets and CD34+ human stem cells.
Experience: Headed research/development departments at Baxter and started a biotech company based on complement-inhibiting peptides
Other: Member of American Association of Immunology, and CASSS.