My name is Kara Johnson. I am a Postdoctoral Fellow in Dr. Coralie de Hemptinne's lab at the University of Florida in the Norman Fixel Institute for Neurological Diseases and the Department of Neurology.

Previously, I was an NSF Graduate Research Fellow in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Utah in Dr. Christopher R. Butson's lab at the Scientific Computing & Imaging (SCI) Institute.


Location: 3011 SW Williston Rd, Gainesville, FL 32607

Research Interests: My research interests include brain stimulation therapies for patients with psychiatric and movement disorders. My long-term goal is to further our mechanistic understanding of the therapeutic effects of DBS and develop patient-specific approaches in order to improve symptoms and quality of life for patients suffering from debilitating psychiatric conditions.


  • PhD, Biomedical Engineering, University of Utah (2016-2020)

  • MS, Biomedical Engineering, University of Utah (2016-2018)

  • BS, Biomedical Engineering, University of Utah (2012-2016)