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About Julia T. Oxford

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.


Present Director, Biomolecular Research Center, Boise State University
Present Distinguished Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Boise State University

Curriculum Vitae



2019 - Present Utilizing Graphene as a Bio-Scaffold for Musculoskeletal Tissue Engineering
National Science Foundation
Colleague(s): David Estrada, et al.
2018 - Present Replicating Marrow Mechanics of Stem Cells Ex vivo
National Institutes of Health
Role: Co-Investigator
Colleague(s): Gunes Uzer, Trevor Lujan, David Estrada, and Mary C. Farach-Carson
2017 - Present Effects on Human Beings of Long-Term Space Travel and Gravity-Free Environments
Role: Co-Investigator
Colleague(s): Gunez Uzer
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Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished Professor in Biological Sciences, 2010-2011
  • Boise State University Foundation Scholar Award
  • Lori and Duane Stueckle Dean's Distinguished Faculty Award


  • Biochemistry of Cell Signaling
  • Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Study
  • Advanced Developmental Biology

Contact Information

Department of Biology
Boise State University
Boise, ID 83725-1515

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