Dr. Julia Halo Wildschutte, Assistant Professor, MS & PhD Advisor
Doctor of Molecular Microbiology, 2011, Sackler School of Biomedical Sciences at Tufts University
- Joined BGSU in January 2016!
- Postdoctoral fellow, Department of Human Genetics at the University of Michigan
- Awarded 2 National Research Service Awards [F32 NRSA & F31 NRSA) from the Ruth L. Kirschstein National Service Awards (2008-2011 & 2015-2016)
- Awarded the 2011 Norman and Susan Krinsky Award for Teaching Excellence, Tufts University Sackler School for Biomedical Research
Dr. Halo Wildschutte studied human endogenous retroviruses (HERVs) during her doctorate training, which involved the identification of population-level HERV diversity among healthy, cancer, and schizophrenic patients. After earning her Ph.D., Julia pursued postdoctoral training in the Department of Human Genetics at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI where she used computational and experimental methods to study whole genomes of humans and canines in order to characterize mobile elements in terms of their involvement in genomic structure and disease. Here at BGSU, Dr. Halo Wildschutte's research program is focused on understanding the influence of various types of transposable elements on the host genomic landscape, and the biological impact of continued transposable element mobility in host evolution.