Bethany Johnson-Kerner, MD, PhD

Program Director, UCSF Pediatric Neurorecovery Clinic
Assistant Professor of Neurology & Pediatrics at UCSF
+1 415 353-2273

Dr. Johnson-Kerner is the program director for the Pediatric Neurorecovery Clinic. Her passion for child neurology and education drives her work for the clinic, researching and innovating tailored educational programs for children recovering from acute brain injury to maximize their cognitive outcomes.

Featured Publications: 

Intermediate filament protein accumulation in motor neurons derived from giant axonal neuropathy iPSCs rescued by restoration of gigaxonin.

Human molecular genetics

Johnson-Kerner BL, Ahmad FS, Diaz AG, Greene JP, Gray SJ, Samulski RJ, Chung WK, Van Coster R, Maertens P, Noggle SA, Henderson CE, Wichterle H

The absence of curly hair is associated with a milder phenotype in Giant Axonal Neuropathy.

Neuromuscular disorders : NMD

Roth LA, Johnson-Kerner BL, Marra JD, LaMarca NH, Sproule DM

Giant axonal neuropathy: An updated perspective on its pathology and pathogenesis.

Muscle & nerve

Johnson-Kerner BL, Roth L, Greene JP, Wichterle H, Sproule DM

Neurotrophic requirements of human motor neurons defined using amplified and purified stem cell-derived cultures.

PloS one

Lamas NJ, Johnson-Kerner B, Roybon L, Kim YA, Garcia-Diaz A, Wichterle H, Henderson CE

From modes to movement in the behavior of Caenorhabditis elegans.

PloS one

Stephens GJ, Johnson-Kerner B, Bialek W, Ryu WS

Dimensionality and dynamics in the behavior of C. elegans.

PLoS computational biology

Stephens GJ, Johnson-Kerner B, Bialek W, Ryu WS

Effects of shear rate on propagation of blood clotting determined using microfluidics and numerical simulations.

Journal of the American Chemical Society

Runyon MK, Kastrup CJ, Johnson-Kerner BL, Ha TG, Ismagilov RF

Propagation of blood clotting in the complex biochemical network of hemostasis is described by a simple mechanism.

Journal of the American Chemical Society

Runyon MK, Johnson-Kerner BL, Kastrup CJ, Van Ha TG, Ismagilov RF