Paul C. Johnson
Paul C. Johnson has been a member of the American Physiological Society since 1959. At the time of the Living History interview, Johnson was Professor Emeritus, University of Arizona, Department of Physiology and Adjunct Professor, University of California, San Diego, Department of Bioengineering. Paul Johnson went to high school in Ironwood, Michigan and pursued his B.S (physics) and Ph.D. (physiology) degrees at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Upon completion of his degree in 1955, he became an instructor in the Department of Physiology at the University of Michigan. From 1956-1958, he was an instructor at Western Reserve University in the Department of Physiology. In 1958 he moved on to the Department of Physiology, Indiana University as an assistant professor, becoming an associate professor in 1961. In 1967, Paul Johnson accepted the position of Professor and Head of the Department of Physiology, University of Arizona, Tucson, a position he held until 1987. Johnson remained a Professor in the department when he stepped down as Head, to be replaced by Doug Stuart. In 1994 he became Professor Emeritus, University of Arizona. Johnson’s research has focused primarily on blood flow and rheology in the microcirculation. He has published over 130 papers in his career.