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Julia Hankins, Ph.D, ABMM

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Assistant Professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Professional Background

Ph.D. in Immunology from University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. 3 years Postdoctoral research with gastrointestinal viruses at Baylor College of Medicine. Clinical Microbiology Fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine/Texas Children's Hospital.

Education and Training
  • BS, Biology, University of Texas at Dallas, Dallas, Texas
  • PhD, Disease/Translational Science Track, UT Southwestern Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Dallas, TX
  • Post Doctoral Fellowship, Microbiology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
  • Clinical Fellowship, Microbiology, Baylor College of Medicine/Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston, Texas



Current research interests include the epidemiology and pathogenesis of emerging organisms, multi-drug resistant organisms, and their antimicrobial resistance mechanisms. As well, methods to improve diagnostic stewardship of microbiological testing assays.

  • Hankins, Julia., D.. 2022. A Little Goes a Long Way: Pediatric Bloodstream Infections and Blood Culture Practices. Clinical Microbiology Newsletter, 44 (11), 99-105.
  • Hankins, J., D, Amerson-Brown, M., H, Brown, C., A, Riegler, A., N, Muldrew, K., L, Dunn, J., J. 2023. Comparison of Bruker Biotyper(®) and Vitek(®) MS matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization-time-of-flight mass spectrometry platforms for the identification of filamentous fungi.. Future microbiology, 18, 553-561
  • Yu, M, Zhou, C, Liu, J, Hankins, J., D, Zheng, J. 2011. Luminescent gold nanoparticles with pH-dependent membrane adsorption.. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 133 (29), 11014-7