Dr. Julie Semon is an Associate Professor of Biological Sciences at Missouri University of Science and Technology. She earned her Ph.D. from Tulane University in Cell and Molecular Biology under the tutelage of Dr. Darwin Prockop. She then spent two years as a post-doctoral fellow with Dr. Bruce Bunnell at the Center for Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Biology.
Her laboratory primarily focuses on understanding the properties of adult stem cells. The goal of this research is to improve their safety and efficacy for the clinic. Current projects include: examining phenotypic variations between difference preparations of stem cells, reprogramming dysfunctional stem cells, and bioprinting cellularized organoids to study stem cells under 3D dynamic conditions. Additionally, she and her students collaborate with researchers across campus to study the effects of biomaterials in vitro and in vivo, bioprinting with bioactive glass, and neurodegenerative disease.
Dr. Semon teaches courses in stem cell biology, tissue engineering, anatomy, and BioDesign.