Amy Johnson

James R. and Helen Lee Billingsley Professor of Marine Biology

Teaching Area

  • Introductory Biology, Biology of Marine Organisms, Biomechanics, Evolution of Marine Invertebrates

Field of Active Research Interest and Activity

  • Biomechanics, functional morphology and ecophysiology of marine invertebrates and algae; mechanisms and modeling of growth of sea urchins, scaling of metabolic rate, biomechanics of underwater legged locomotion, especially sea stars!
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  • PhD, Zoology, University of California-Berkeley, 1986
  • BA, Biology, University of California-Los Angeles, 1978