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Abbie C. Johnson, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Neurological Sciences



2015-2019 Postdoctoral Associate, University of Vermont, VT
2010-2015 Ph.D. Neuroscience, University of Vermont, VT
2004-2008 B.S. Biology, Neuroscience Concentration, University of Maine, Orono, ME


Abbie C. Johnson, Ph.D.
Department of Neurological Sciences
University of Vermont
149 Beaumont Ave., HSRF 418
Lab, HSRF 415
Burlington, Vermont 05405
Office Phone: (802) 656-4210





My research program blends the fields of cerebrovascular biology and neuroscience to understand novel vascular contributions to cognitive impairment and dementia. We are focused specifically on the unique and relatively unstudied vasculature supplying the ischemia-prone hippocampus. The overall goal of my research is to understand the function of the hippocampal vasculature to develop strategies to protect the hippocampus from hypoxic/ischemic injury during pathological conditions to maintain neurocognitive health. With combined expertise in cerebrovascular function, hippocampal neurophysiology, and cognition, we are able to integrate the areas of hippocampal neuronal and vascular function that are necessary to understand neurovascular mechanisms of cognitive decline associated with aging, chronic hypertension and ischemic stroke.


 Specific projects can be found here.