Julia is a graduate student in the lab, which she joined in 2006. Her studies
focus on the fascinating cadherin family of cell adhesion proteins, which
mediate intercellular adhesion in solid tissue formation and maintainance.
In particular, she is investigating the properties and binding behavior of
Vascular Endothelial cadherin, a member of the classical cadherin family,
which is crucial for the formation of adherens junctions in the vertebrate
vascular system, with biophysical and structural techniques.