Nikki Johnston was born in Dundee, Scotland, in 1977. She received an honors degree in anatomical sciences in 2001 from the University of Dundee, Dundee, UK where she later in received a Ph.D. degree in molecular and cellular pathology. After receiving her Ph.D. degree in 2003, she worked as a Research Fellow in the Department of Surgical Sciences - Division of Otolaryngology - at Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC, USA until 2004 and then as a Research Assistant Professor until 2006. She has been working at the Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wis, USA as an Assistant Professor and Director of Airway, Digestive, and Voice Research since 2006. Her research studies are focused on the role of pepsin as a marker for extraesophageal reflux and its role in reflux-attributed inflammatory disease. She has published widely, edited a book (Effects, Diagnosis and Management of Extraesophageal Reflux), and directed international conferences on this topic. She received the Broyles – Maloney Award from the American Broncho-Esophagological Association in 2008 and 2009.
Biography Updated on 15 March 2011