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Julia Schmitz

Julia Schmitz

QEP Director & Associate Professor of Biology

Demorest Office:

Stewart 211
Phone: 706-778-8500 x1553

Athens Office:

Commons 307-B East
Alt Phone: (706) 548-8505 x8020


PhD, Microbiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 2008
Dissertation: “Role of the Gastric Ecosystem in Helicobacter Associated Gastritis”
BS, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Sweet Briar College, 2003

Professional Biography & Experience

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

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.

Schmitz JM, Tonkonogy SL, Dogan B, Leblond A, Whitehead KJ, Kim SC, Simpson KW, Sartor RB. “Murine Adherent and Invasive E. coli Induces Chronic Inflammation and Immune Responses in the Small and Large Intestines of Monoassociated IL-10-/- Mice Independent of Long Polar Fimbriae Adhesin A.” Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2018 Dec 21. doi: 10.1093/ibd/izy386