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Julia Halterman in the news:
Asst Professor, Biomedicine
Dr. Julia Halterman is an Assistant Professor of Biomedicine at EMU who teaches undergraduate Human Anatomy & Physiology, Animal Form & Function, Mammalian Physiology, and Nutrition Fundamentals. Julia also serves as faculty for the MA in Biomedicine program and instructs the graduate-level Human Gross & Microscopic Anatomy cadaver dissection course. Julia received her B.S. in Biology at Texas A&M University and her Ph.D. in Pharmacology at the University of Virginia. While completing a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Virginia, Julia taught as an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Piedmont Virginia Community College.
Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in America, and atherosclerotic plaque build-up in the arteries of the body can lead to heart attack or stroke. Julia’s research is focused on better understanding the molecular mechanisms that drive vascular disease. She is working to characterize the role of the transcription factor NFAT5 in its regulation of vascular smooth muscle cells and macrophages in atherosclerotic plaques. Apart from teaching and research, Julia enjoys time with her husband, family and friends and loves being active outdoors.