Thomas P. Johnston, Ph.D., R.Ph.


UMKC School of Pharmacy
2464 Charlotte Street
HSB 4243
Kansas City, MO 64108


Phone: 816-235-1624



Research Interests:

An active area of research in the Johnston laboratory consists of the delivery of biologically-active small peptide drugs via the paracellular route following oral dosing. On a totally different front, we have developed a mouse model of dyslipidemia and atherosclerosis and are presently determining convenient biomarkers (oxidized-LDL-cholesterol, cell adhesion molecules, PPARs, “dysfunctional” HDL-cholesterol, etc.) that may be used to predict patients at risk for future coronary artery disease.