Author: Madeleine Johnson

Madeleine Johnson received her B.A. in biology from the University of Pennsylvania and her Ph.D. in neurobiology from Columbia. She was most recently a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. Her research has focused on the cellular basis of schizophrenia and drug addiction. When not using her brain to think about the brain, Madeleine can be found asking big questions and cobbling together grand scientific theories.

The chronology of chronobiology, courtesy of hamsters

The chronology of chronobiology, courtesy of hamsters

Biological clockwork still holds secrets

By Madeleine Johnson | Posted November 16, 2011

Speaking for the trees!

Speaking for the trees!

A list of tree-related news and events

By Madeleine Johnson | Posted July 31, 2011

Feeding the mosquitoes

Feeding the mosquitoes

Leslie Vosshall probes the genetics of mosquitoes’ sense of smell to understand why they bite some people more than others. But in the quest to prevent mosquito-borne illness, she must first feed 500 hungry bugs a blood meal

By Madeleine Johnson and Amber Williams | Posted March 14, 2011

The taste of victory

The taste of victory

An award-winning gustatory neuroscientist is using his discoveries to overcome a total aversion to fruits and vegetables

By Madeleine Johnson | Posted March 7, 2011

Lavender and Old Lace

Lavender and Old Lace

To calm agitated dementia patients some caregivers are turning away from sedatives and toward aromatherapy

By Madeleine Johnson | Posted March 1, 2011

granulomas in intravenous drug user

How Could Inhaled Dust and IV Drug Use Be Confused At Autopsy?

James Zadroga gave his name to the 9/11 healthcare act currently under debate in the Senate, and many feel he sacrificed his life for his country. But what is the science behind the dispute over his cause of death?

By Madeleine Johnson | Posted December 8, 2010