Elizabeth O. Johnson focused her studies and her research in the field of neurosciences, more specifically in the areas related to chemical, molecular and functional neuroanatomy. Professor Johnsons’ passion for research was implemented into her Doctor of Philosophy research regarding Functional Neuroanatomy & Psychoneuroendorinology, which was completed at the University of Maryland & National Institute of Mental Health. A Post-Doctoral Fellow position followed at the National Institute of Child Health & Human Development of the NIH where she trained in Molecular/Chemical Neuroanatomy.
Dr Johnson was professor of anatomy at the National & Kapodistrian University of Athens while she was also Associate Professor of Anatomy-Histology-Embryology at Ioannina University and research fellow at the NIH.
In 2017 she joined the European University Cyprus as a Professor of Anatomy. As of 2019 she was elected Dean of the School of Medicine.
Despite her demanding schedule, Professor Johnson is still involved in research. Her studies are marked by both a multi-level (in-vivo, in-situ and in-vitro), as well as a multi-disciplinary approach aimed at addressing the structure and function of the nervous system. She has an outstanding scientific record with almost 200 scientific contributions to the international scientific literature and her published original work has amassed over 9,000 citations. She is actively presenting in scientific meetings internationally, giving invited lectures and expanding her network. Professor Johnson has served on the scientific or organization committee for numerous National or International Meetings.
Johnson has received 7 national and international grants. Dr. Johnson served on the Founding Executive Council of Ioannina Biomedical Research Institute (IBRI), until it merged with the Foundation for Research & Technology – Hellas. Her efforts were aimed at the scientific construct and direction of the new research institute.