Jenna K. Dick

UMN MSTP student Jenna Johnson


Entering class: 2017

Luther College
Biology and History majors
B.A., 2016

MSTP Student Governance:

  • Student Advisory Committee, 2017-2018
  • Student Admissions and Recruitment Committee, 2019-2020

Thesis Advisor: Goeffrey Hart, Ph.D.

Thesis Research

Adaptive NK cells and malaria.

Publications (pubmed)

Dick JK, Hart GY. Natural Killer Cell Antibody-Dependent Cellular Cytotoxicity (ADCC) Activity Against Plasmodium falciparum-Infected Red Blood Cells. Methods Mol Biol. 2022;2470:641-657.

Martinov T, Swanson LA, Breed ER, Tucker CG, Dwyer AJ, Johnson JK, Mitchell JS, Sahli NL, Wilson JC, Singh LM, Hogquist KA, Spanier JA, Fife BT. Programmed Death-1 Restrains the Germinal Center in Type 1 Diabetes. J Immunol. 2019 Aug 15;203(4):844-852. PMCID: PMC7083260

Johnson JK, Miller JS. Current strategies exploiting NK-cell therapy to treat haematologic malignancies. Int J Immunogenet. 2018 Jul 16. [Epub ahead of print] Review.

Work prior to the UMN MSTP:

Johnson JK, Wright PW, Li H, Anderson SK. Identification of trophoblast-specific elements in the HLA-C core promoter. HLA. 2018 Nov;92(5):288-297. PMCID: PMC6251741

Li H, Ivarsson MA, Walker-Sperling VE, Subleski J, Johnson JK, Wright PW, Carrington M, Björkström NK, McVicar DW, Anderson SK. Identification of an elaborate NK-specific system regulating HLA-C expression. PLoS Genet. 2018 Jan 12;14(1):e1007163. PMCID: PMC5785035

Morrison EA, Sanchez JC, Ronan JL, Farrell DP, Varzavand K, Johnson JK, Gu BX, Crabtree GR, Musselman CA. DNA binding drives the association of BRG1/hBRM bromodomains with nucleosomes. Nat Commun. 2017 Jul 14;8:16080. PMCID: PMC5519978

Fawcett EM, Hoyt JM, Johnson JK, Miller DL. Hypoxia disrupts proteostasis in Caenorhabditis elegans. Aging Cell. 2015 Feb;14(1):92-101. PMCID: PMC4326909