Dr. Julia Oxford has held post-doctoral and research appointments at a number of
institutions including the Swiss Institute for Experimental Cancer Research, Shriners
Hospital for Crippled Children and Colorado State University. Since coming to Boise
State, she has worked to develop a world-class research program in biological systems
with a focus on structural and physical aspects of cellular and molecular systems. In
addition teaching, supervising student researchers, and creating an extensive list of
professional publications, Dr. Oxford also serves as the director of the Biomolecular
Research Center. 



Optimal 3D Culture of Primary Articular Chondrocytes for Use in the Rotating Wall Vessel Bioreactor (with Liliana F. Mellor, Travis L. Baker, Raquel J. Brown, and Lindsey W. Catlin), Aviation, Space, and Environmental Medicine (2014)

Introduction: Reliable culturing methods for primary articular chondrocytes are essential to study the effects of...



Emerging Genetic Basis of Osteochondritis Dissecans (with J. Tyler Bates, John C. Jacobs Jr., and Kevin G. Shea), Clinics in Sports Medicine (2014)

Osteochondritis dissecans (OCD) is a focal idiopathic alteration of subchondral bone with risk for instability...



Stüve-Wiedemann Syndrome: LIFR and Associated Cytokines in Clinical Course and Etiology (with Dawn Mikelonis, Cheryl L. Jorcyk, and Ken Tawara), Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases (2014)

Stüve-Wiedemann syndrome (STWS; OMIM #610559) is a rare bent-bone dysplasia that includes radiologic bone anomalies,...



A Lipid-Rich Gestational Diet Predisposes Offspring to Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease: A Potential Sequence of Events (with Alexandria N. Hughes), Hepatic Medicine: Evidence and Research (2014)

Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the hepatic manifestation of metabolic syndrome. It affects 20%–30%...



Homology Modeling and Molecular Docking for the Science Curriculum (with Owen M. McDougal, Nic Cornia, Chris Mallory, and Tim Andersen), ​Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education (2014)

DockoMatic 2.0 is a powerful open source software program (downloadable from  


Studies of Type XI Collagen Interaction (with K. Irwin, Phuong Doan, and Martin Schimpf), Fourteenth International Symposium on Field and Flow-Based Separations (2009)

Bone Microarchitecture Is Dependent Upon Collagen α1(XI) Expression During Development, 30th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (2008)

Collagen type XI is an essential component of the collagen fibrils within the developing skeleton....


Characterization of Developing Bovine Cartilage Using Immuno-SEM (with Michelle Gerritsen, Janet Hampikian, Megan Frary, and Jonathan Henderson), Materials Science & Technology 2006 Conference and Exhibition (2006)

Collagen is an important material in tissues of living organisms. Found almost everywhere in the...