Johnny Runyon

Assistant Research Professor, Environmental Science

Assistant Research Director, Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine

Over the course of my a career I have developed new ways to make accurate and precise measurements of analytes in challenging environments. To drive innovative research forward a meaningful measurement must be accurate and placed in context. New approaches require a combination of methods spanning different disciplines, thus placing my work at the interface between disciplines including chemistry, materials science, separation science, nanotechnology, microfluidics, device manufacturing, environmental sciences and life sciences. This multidisciplinary intersection is especially true at my current position with the University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine where I seek to understand, from a systems biology perspective, the dynamic two-way interaction of humans with their environment through novel measurements of small molecules, peptides and protein biomarkers in sweat. The knowledge gained is used to guide development of non-invasive and continuous assessment of human health, well-being and performance. Additionally I have previous experience with small business entrepreneurship and partnering with companies in the biotech, manufacturing, environmental and pharmaceutical arenas.

Offering Research Opportunities?


Prerequisite Courses

A creative mind and can do attitude

Majors Considered

I will take all majors

Types of Opportunities

Description of Opportunity

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Start Date

May 2019

End Date

December 2023

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