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Dr. Julia M. Schmitz
Assistant Professor of Biology

EDUCATION
Ph.D. in Microbiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 2008 Dissertation: “Role of the Gastric Ecosystem in Helicobacter Associated Gastritis”
B.S. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Sweet Briar College, 2003

TEACHING
General Biology
Anatomy & Physiology I & II
Medical Microbiology
General Microbiology

SERVICE
Advisor – Outdoor Club (Athens); Advisor – PC Future Health Professionals Club (Athens), Member of The American Physiological Society, Human Anatomy and Physiology Society, Association of Biology Laboratory Education, American Society of Microbiology. Serving as Region III Chair for Sweet Briar College Alumnae Association

PUBLICATIONS
Schmitz, JM*, Durham, CG*, Schoeb, TR, Soltau, TD, Wolf, KJ, McCracken, VJ, Lorenz, RG. “Helicobacter felis associated gastric pathology in gnotobiotic mice.”*denotes co-first authorship Journal of Histochemistry and Cytochemistry 2011 September; 59 (9); 826 - 841

Schmitz, JM, Durham, CG, Ho, SB, Lorenz, RG. “Gastric mucus alterations associated with murine Helicobacter infection.” Journal of Histochemistry and Cytochemistry 2009 May; 57 (5): 457-467

Harris, PR, Wright, S, Serrano, C, Riera, F, Duarte, I, Torres, Javiera, Pena, A, Rollan, A, Viviani, P, Guiraldes, E, Schmitz, JM, Lorenz, RG, Novak, L, Smythies, LE, Smith, PD. “Helicobacter pylori Gastritis in Children is Associated with a Regulatory T Cell Response.” Gastroenterology 2008 February; 134: 491 – 499

Schmitz, JM, McCracken, VJ, Dimmitt, RA, Lorenz, RG. “Expression of CXCL15 (Lungkine) in Murine Gastrointestinal, Urogenital, and Endocrine Organs.” Journal of Histochemistry and Cytochemistry 2007 May; 55(5): 515 – 524.