Julia Hum, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Physiology
Interim Director of Biomedical Sciences MS Program

(317) 955-6265
Evans Center, Room 312A

Julia Hum, Ph.D.


Julia Hum, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Physiology at the Marian University School of Osteopathic Medicine. She earned a Bachelor of Science. in Biology from Saint Mary's College, Notre Dame, Indiana, and a Ph.D. in Cellular and Integrative Physiology from Indiana University School of Medicine. She completed her thesis research under the mentorship of Dr. Fredrick Pavalko in the area of cellular signaling that promotes and inhibits the anabolic response of bone cells to mechanical loading. She then completed her postdoctoral studies investigating phosphate regulation by the hormone Fibroblast growth factor 23 (FGF23) in both common and rare diseases in the medical and molecular genetics laboratory of Dr. Kenneth White at the Indiana University School of Medicine.

During her graduate and postdoctoral training Dr. Hum was awarded fellowships based on both on her teaching skills and research proposals. She was selected as a National Science Foundation (NSF) Teaching Fellow for the GK-12 Urban Educators program, and was an invited teaching assistant for a Woods Hole microscopy workshop. She was awarded the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research's (ASBMR) Young Investigator Award. Dr. Hum was selected as an ASBMR Endocrine Fellow during her postdoctoral training and was awarded a research fellowship from the American Heart Association (AHA).

Dr. Hum lives in Indianapolis with her husband and their three young daughters. Having grown up in the Hoosier state, she's a lifelong basketball fan and former collegiate player. She cherishes time spent with her young family and enjoys participating in science outreach activities.

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