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Rhema Johnson

Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology
Natural Science, Seaver College
PLC 121


Rhema Johnson holds a masters of science degree in biochemistry and molecular biology from Georgetown University. Her thesis research focused on the use of metabolomics to study the impact of radiation therapies in esophageal cancer and the use of lentiviral vector techniques to discover therapies for prostate cancer. She was a fellow at the National Cancer Institute at the National Institute of Health in Bethesda, MD. She has most recently served as visiting faculty at Loyola Marymount University and CSU: Los Angeles. Rhema is passionate about equitable learning opportunities for students in and out of the classroom, especially for students from underrepresented communities. Rhema is thrilled to be joining the Pepperdine community. 


  • MS in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Georgetown University

  • BS in Biology, California State University East Bay