Preston Johnson

2021-22 Latham Fellow
Majoring in Neuroscience

Preston Johnson is a third-year student majoring in neuroscience with minors in theater and chemistry. For the last year, he has been a research assistant in Dr. Amanda McCleery's lab where they study serious mental illness, those who suffer from schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Their research focuses on better understanding the neural processes that underlie these psychopathologies and creating ways in which they can improve daily functioning for these clinical populations. As a Latham fellow, Preston wants to bring everybody to the science table, especially those in rural communities, in order to show everyone the wonderful ways that science positively impacts the world. In his free time, you can find Preston performing in community theater, playing video games with his brothers, or playing pickup basketball.