Joshua Johnson, PhD
Assistant Professor, OB-GYN-Basic Repro Science


  • McMellen A, Yamamoto TM, Qamar L, Sanders BE, Nguyen LL, Ortiz Chavez D, Bapat J, Berning A, Post MD, Johnson J, Behbakht K, Nurmemmedov E, Chuong EB, Bitler BG. ATF6-Mediated Signaling Contributes to PARP Inhibitor Resistance in Ovarian Cancer. Mol Cancer Res. 2023 Jan 3;21(1):3-13. PubMed PMID: 36149636
  • Lawley SD, Johnson J. Why is there an "oversupply" of human ovarian follicles?†. Biol Reprod. 2023 May 10;108(5):814-821. PubMed PMID: 36795042
  • Lawley SD, Johnson J. Slowest first passage times, redundancy, and menopause timing. J Math Biol. 2023 May 6;86(6):90. PubMed PMID: 37148411
  • Orlicky DJ, Smith EE, Bok R, Guess MK, Rascoff LG, Arruda JS, Hutchinson-Colas JA, Johnson J, Connell KA. Estrogen and Androgen Receptor Status in Uterosacral Ligaments of Women with Pelvic Organ Prolapse Stratified by the Pelvic Organ Prolapse Histology Quantification System. Reprod Sci. 2023 Dec;30(12):3495-3506. PubMed PMID: 37430099
  • Johnson J, Polotsky AJ. An "iron-clad" link between obesity and accelerated depletion of the ovarian reserve. Fertil Steril. 2023 Oct;120(4):819-820. PubMed PMID: 37544472
  • Lopez J, Hohensee G, Liang J, Sela M, Johnson J, Kallen AN. The Aging Ovary and the Tales Learned Since Fetal Development. Sex Dev. 2023;17(2-3):156-168. PubMed PMID: 37598664
  • Hagen-Lillevik S, Johnson J, Siddiqi A, Persinger J, Hale G, Lai K. Harnessing the Power of Purple Sweet Potato Color and Myo-Inositol to Treat Classic Galactosemia. Int J Mol Sci. 2022 Aug 4;23(15). PubMed PMID: 35955788
  • Johnson J, Emerson JW, Lawley SD. Recapitulating human ovarian aging using random walks. PeerJ. 2022;10:e13941. PubMed PMID: 36032944
  • Hagen-Lillevik S, Johnson J, Lai K. Early postnatal alterations in follicular stress response and survival in a mouse model of Classic Galactosemia. J Ovarian Res. 2022 Nov 21;15(1):122. PubMed PMID: 36414970
  • Johnson J, Kim SY, Sam PK, Asokan R, Cari EL, Bales ES, Luu TH, Perez L, Kallen AN, Nel-Themaat L, Polotsky AJ, Post MD, Orlicky DJ, Jordan KR, Bitler BG. Expression and T cell regulatory action of the PD-1 immune checkpoint in the ovary and fallopian tube. Am J Reprod Immunol. 2022 Nov 17;:e13649. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 36394352
  • Clain E, Johnson J, Roeca C. Triggered with COVID: What are my chances, Doc?. Fertil Steril. 2022 Apr;117(4):781-782. PubMed PMID: 35277260
  • Llerena Cari E, Hagen-Lillevik S, Giornazi A, Post M, Komar AA, Appiah L, Bitler B, Polotsky AJ, Santoro N, Kieft J, Lai K, Johnson J. Integrated stress response control of granulosa cell translation and proliferation during normal ovarian follicle development. Mol Hum Reprod. 2021 Aug 7;27(8). PubMed PMID: 34314477
  • Orlicky DJ, Guess MK, Bales ES, Rascoff LG, Arruda JS, Hutchinson-Colas JA, Johnson J, Connell KA. Using the novel pelvic organ prolapse histologic quantification system to identify phenotypes in uterosacral ligaments in women with pelvic organ prolapse. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2021 Jan;224(1):67.e1-67.e18. PubMed PMID: 33130030
  • Hagen-Lillevik, S*, Rushing, J*, Appiah, L, Longo, N, Andrews, A, Lai, K, Johnson, J Pathophysiology and management of classic galactosemic primary ovarian insufficiency. 2021. Reproduction and Fertility, 2: R67-R84. * indicates co-first authors
  • Zolbin MM, Ersoy GS, Aliakbari F, Amidi F, Daghigh F, Abbasi M, Johnson J. Basal characterization and in vitro differentiation of putative stem cells derived from the adult mouse ovary. In Vitro Cell Dev Biol Anim. 2020 Jan;56(1):59-66. PubMed PMID: 31900800
  • Guerra DD, Bok R, Cari EL, Nicholas C, Orlicky DJ, Johnson J, Hurt KJ. Effect of neuronal nitric oxide synthase serine-1412 phosphorylation on hypothalamic-pituitary-ovarian function and leptin response. Biol Reprod. 2020 May 26;102(6):1281-1289. PubMed PMID: 32101284
  • Davis SM, Soares K, Howell S, Cree-Green M, Buyers E, Johnson J, Tartaglia NR. Diminished Ovarian Reserve in Girls and Adolescents with Trisomy X Syndrome. Reprod Sci. 2020 Nov;27(11):1985-1991. PubMed PMID: 32578162
  • Wright CJ, Cari EL, Sandoval J, Bales E, Sam PK, Zarate MA, Polotsky AJ, Kallen AN, Johnson J. Control of Murine Primordial Follicle Growth Activation by I?B/NF?B Signaling. Reprod Sci. 2020 Nov;27(11):2063-2074. PubMed PMID: 32542534
  • Qin C, Xia X, Fan Y, Jiang Y, Chen Y, Zhang N, Uslu B, Johnson J, Kallen AN. A novel, noncoding-RNA-mediated, post-transcriptional mechanism of anti-Mullerian hormone regulation by the H19/let-7 axis. Biol Reprod. 2019 Jan 1;100(1):101-111. PubMed PMID: 30137224
  • Qin C, Xia X, Fan Y, Jiang Y, Chen Y, Zhang N, Uslu B, Johnson J, Kallen AN. A novel, noncoding-RNA-mediated, post-transcriptional mechanism of anti-Mullerian hormone regulation by the H19/let-7 axis. Biol Reprod. 2019 Jul 1;101(1):257. PubMed PMID: 31286140
  • Chen Y, Wang J, Fan Y, Qin C, Xia X, Johnson J, Kallen AN. Absence of the long noncoding RNA H19 results in aberrant ovarian STAR and progesterone production. Mol Cell Endocrinol. 2019 Jun 15;490:15-20. PubMed PMID: 30922932
  • Bauer JL, Kuhn K, Bradford AP, Al-Safi ZA, Harris MA, Eckel RH, Robledo CY, Malkhasyan A, Johnson J, Gee NR, Polotsky AJ. Reduction in FSH Throughout the Menstrual Cycle After Omega-3 Fatty Acid Supplementation in Young Normal Weight but not Obese Women. Reprod Sci. 2019 Aug;26(8):1025-1033. PubMed PMID: 30773100
  • Balakrishnan B, Siddiqi A, Mella J, Lupo A, Li E, Hollien J, Johnson J, Lai K. Salubrinal enhances eIF2a phosphorylation and improves fertility in a mouse model of Classic Galactosemia. Biochim Biophys Acta Mol Basis Dis. 2019 Nov 1;1865(11):165516. PubMed PMID: 31362041
  • Santoro N, Johnson J. Diagnosing the Onset of Menopause. JAMA. 2019 Jul 22. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31329213
  • Reig A, Mamillapalli R, Coolidge A, Johnson J, Taylor HS. Uterine Cells Improved Ovarian Function in a Murine Model of Ovarian Insufficiency. Reprod Sci. 2019 Dec;26(12):1633-1639. PubMed PMID: 31530098
  • Fink DA, Nelson LM, Pyeritz R, Johnson J, Sherman SL, Cohen Y, Elizur SE. Fragile X Associated Primary Ovarian Insufficiency (FXPOI): Case Report and Literature Review. Front Genet. 2018;9:529. PubMed PMID: 30542367
  • Kallen A, Polotsky AJ, Johnson J. Untapped Reserves: Controlling Primordial Follicle Growth Activation. Trends Mol Med. 2018 Mar;24(3):319-331. PubMed PMID: 29452791
  • Balakrishnan B, Nicholas C, Siddiqi A, Chen W, Bales E, Feng M, Johnson J, Lai K. Reversal of aberrant PI3K/Akt signaling by Salubrinal in a GalT-deficient mouse model. Biochim Biophys Acta. 2017 Dec;1863(12):3286-3293. PubMed PMID: 28844959
  • Uslu B, Dioguardi CC, Haynes M, Miao DQ, Kurus M, Hoffman G, Johnson J. Quantifying growing versus non-growing ovarian follicles in the mouse. J Ovarian Res. 2017 Jan 13;10(1):3. PubMed PMID: 28086947
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