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John D. Robertson

Managing Member

John Robertson

Recipient of competitive extramural funding from both the NIH and non-federal sources. He has served as a member of grant review panels, a reviewer for various biomedical journals, as well as a member of journal editorial boards. Before his recruitment to GWSW he served as a mentor for junior-faculty grant applicants and was recognized routinely for excellence in teaching.


  • Ph.D., Pharmacology/Toxicology, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX
  • Postdoctoral, Toxicology, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden

Academic Appointments

  • University of Kansas Medical Center, Department of Pharmacology, Toxicology & Therapeutics, Kansas City, KS (Assistant Professor)
  • University of Kansas Medical Center, University of Kansas Cancer Center, Kansas City, KS (Associate Member)

Who he really is…


When John’s not presenting seminars or consulting on individual grant proposals, there’s a good chance you’ll find him on a tennis court. John played junior tennis competitively for several years. After a 20-year break from the sport, he dusted off his racquets (actually bought new ones) and started playing again in 2005. He generally plays about four times a week, prefers singles to doubles, and for any tennis aficionados out there, John’s current NTRP rating is 4.5.