Julia Salzman, PhD
Assistant Professor of Biochemistry Stanford

Julia is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biochemistry at Stanford. As a post-doc, and subsequently in her own lab, she used statistical methods to discover that circular RNA is a ubiquitous product of eukaryotic gene expression and constitutes the major isoform in hundreds of genes. The major focus of her lab is on developing novel statistical, bioinformatic, data mining and experimental methods to quantify RNA structural variation, alternative splicing and its regulation with a focus on circular RNA. A second major goal of her laboratory is to study gene expression variation in human cancer. Dr. Salzman has been named a Sloan Fellow in Computational and Evolutionary Molecular Biology, and is the recipient of a Baxter Faculty award as well as a Howard Temin Pathway to Independence award from the NIH.