Dr. KiTani Parker Johnson is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Basic Pharmaceutical Sciences, where she also serves as the Director of the Center of Excellence (COE ) Scholars Program. Dr. Johnson is also a faculty member of the Center for Bioenvironmental Research in the Tulane-Xavier Consortium. She received her B.A. degree in Biology from Fisk University, her M.S. degree in Biology, from Tennessee State University, and her Ph.D. in Cellular and Molecular Biology from Clark Atlanta University.
Dr. Johnson completed her Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Stanley S. Scott Cancer Center at LSU Health Sciences Center. She has served as faculty at Dillard University and the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Since joining the faculty at Xavier in 2007, Dr. Johnson has continued her research evaluating genes differentially expressed in breast and prostate cancers in patients from minority populations. She has published in this area and is a member of the American Association for Cancer Research, the American Society for Cell Biology, and the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.