Javier Fernández Juárez, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Dr. Juárez comes to St. John's University as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences.  He received his Ph.D. in Biology from Complutense University in Madrid, Spain, working at the Spanish National Research Council (CIB-CSIC) on anoxic biodegradation of aromatic compounds.  After graduating he was a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA where he developed novel technologies addressing the need for transcriptional regulators in synthetic biology.

Prior to joining St. John's University, he worked as a staff research investigator at the Forsyth Institute in Cambridge, MA developing new transcription factor-based biosensors for salivary biomarkers.  His future research will focus on developing novel health and environmental biosensors, as well as biocontainment mechanisms for engineered microorganisms.