20511-Brothwell, Julie

Julie A. Brothwell, PhD

Assistant Research Professor of Microbiology & Immunology

MS 420
Indianapolis, IN
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Dr. Julie Brothwell received her B.S. in Microbiology from Arizona State University and Ph.D. in Microbiology and Immunology from Indiana University. Her graduate work in Dr. David Nelson’s laboratory focused on developing genetic tools to identify and assess essential gene function in Chlamydia trachomatis and C. muridarum. Dr. Brothwell’s first postdoctoral position was in Dr. Ming Tan’s laboratory at the University of California, Irvine in the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics where she studied the regulation of the C. trachomatis developmental cycle. She then returned to the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at Indiana University for a second postdoctoral position in Dr. Stanley Spinola’s laboratory where she has been using omics technologies (e.g., bulk and single cell transcriptomics and metabolomics) to define the inflammatory environment generated in human skin during Haemophilus ducreyi infection. In January 2023, Dr. Brothwell joined the faculty of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology as an Assistant Research Professor. She continues her work on H. ducreyi and has begun to apply these same approaches to understand the inflammatory environment generated by C. trachomatis infection.

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