Julie Jameson is an immunologist who received her Ph.D. in Immunology and Virology at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center and performed postdoctoral work at The Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, CA. She started her laboratory at The Scripps Research Institute in 2005 investigating how the immune system improves wound healing with a special focus on type 2 diabetes. She joined the Biology faculty at CSUSM in 2012 where she continues to study the immunology of tissue repair with a wider focus on other barrier tissues such as the intestine and lung.
Jameson has published over 35 articles in prestigious journals such as Science, Nature Immunology, and The Journal of Immunology. Her research is translational in nature working in mouse models of disease and moving into patient-oriented studies. Her most recent article on the devastating impact of obesity and type 2 diabetes on the intestinal immune system was published in The Journal of Immunology and highlighted as the cover image. She has received grants from the NIH, Novartis and The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
Jameson has a passion for mentorship in the sciences and is the Director of the Graduate Program in Biology and the Co-Director of the CSUSM CSTEM Summer Scholars Program. Students in the Summer Scholars Program work alongside faculty on research projects addressing fundamental questions in science with aspirations of entering industry or continuing their education in graduate school. This year she received grants from the Genentech Foundation, Hologic, ViaSat, ESET, and Illumina to support these efforts.