Julia M. Gauglitz

Julia M. Gauglitz, PhD

Julia M. Gauglitz is currently a postdoctoral scholar in the Dorrestein lab at the University of California, San Diego. Julia is interested in how microbes use small molecules to interact with their environments, applying a range of analytical tools to systems ranging from marine bacteria to foods and beverages. She is leading the Global FoodOmics project, which she started in 2017 shortly after joining the lab, where she studies the chemistry and microbiology of foods using mass spectrometry-based metabolomics and microbiome analyses.

Before joining the Dorrestein Lab, Julia earned her Ph.D. as an NSF awarded graduate research fellow at the University of California, Santa Barbara and was an NSF ocean sciences postdoctoral research fellow at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. During this time Julia pursued research on microbe-metal interactions in the marine environment in both heterotrophic bacteria (siderophore structural elucidation by NMR) and cyanobacteria (culturing; mass spectrometry-based proteomics).