Julia Ugras

PIBS 1st-Year Rotating PhD Student


I graduated from Villanova University in 2022 with a B.S. in Biology. At Villanova, I studied the molecular genetics of two yeast species in the context of the thiamine biosynthesis pathway to identify potential treatment targets for candidiasis. I entered the Cancer Biology program through PIBS in 2022, and I look forward to bringing my molecular and cellular skillset into research at the University of Michigan investigating the tumor-immune microenvironment. Outside of lab, I like to practice yoga, go for walks, travel, and cook vegan food.

Techniques Used

Flow cytometry, cellular and molecular techniques