Juanita Mathews received a B.S. in Biochemistry from the University of Nevada in Reno. She received her Ph.D in Molecular Biosciences and Bioengineering from the University of Hawaii in Manoa.

Juanita Mathews is a Senior Scientist in the Allen Discovery Center at Tufts University, where her research focuses on the bioelectric control of mammalian cells.  Her work encompasses how cells use bioelectricity to communicate, learn, store memory, and differentiate.  Her projects have included directed innervation, non-neuronal cell communication and conditioning, and currently the bioelectric manipulation of cancer.  To this end, she leverages a variety of genetically encoded fluorescent biosensors, optogenetic constructs, and electrophysiological techniques.