Tim Johnson, PhD

Tim Johnson

Contact Info


Office Phone 612-626-2542

Mailing Address:
205C Veterinary Science Building
1971 Commonwealth Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55108

Associate Professor

Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences

Director of Research and Development

Mid - Central Research and Outreach Center, Willmar MN

Post-doctoral Fellow, Iowa State University

PhD, Molecular Pathogenesis, North Dakota State University

BS, Microbiology, North Dakota State University


Awards & Recognition

  • New investigator award, Plasmid Biology Society
  • Young Investigator Award, American Association for Avian Pathologists


Research Summary/Interests

My research and outreach program is focused on the genetic mechanisms enabling the spread of antibiotic resistance in Enterobacteriaceae in both human and animal populations. My work aims to identify antibiotic alternatives that manipulate the animal microbiome allowing for enhanced growth and reduced disease.




  • GCC 3016 Antibiotic resistance - How can we avoid the apocalypse?
  • VMED 5420 Molecular epidemiology of infectious disease
  • VBS 2032 General microbiology