Arlen Johnson’s Lab



Welcome to the Johnson Lab

The ribosome is one of the most complex machines in the cell. We work on how eukaryotic cells assemble and transport ribosomes and test them for function.  The two major questions we are interested in are: 1) How are ribosomes exported out of the nucleus and 2) after they are exported how are they activated for translation. We use yeast as a model system because the molecular techniques, genomic reagents and bioinformatics are more robust for yeast than for any other system.