Julia Ferrick (Conroy)

  • 2nd Year GS

Why did you choose the University of Pittsburgh?

I chose the University of Pittsburgh due to the comprehensive list of investigators working on research that aligns with my interests, the collaborative atmosphere between the investigators, and the cutting-edge techniques and innovative research available to graduate students.

Education & Training

  • MS in Biomedical Science, University of Pittsburgh, 2022
  • BS in Chemistry, University of Pittsburgh, 2020

Research Interests

My research interests include the tumor microenvironment, immuno-oncology, and translational oncology research


Fu, G., Chen, T., Wu, J., Jiang, T., Tang, D., Bonaroti, J., Conroy, J., Scott, M., Deng, M., & Billiar, T. (2021, 03/10). Single-Cell Transcriptomics Reveals Compartment-Specific Differences In Immune Responses and Contributions For Complement Factor 3 In Hemorrhagic Shock Plus Tissue Trauma. Shock, Publish Ahead of Print. https://doi.org/10.1097/SHK.0000000000001765 

Chen, T., Delano, M. J., Chen, K., Sperry, J. L., Namas, R. A., Lamparello, A. J., Deng, M., Conroy, J., Moldawer, L. L., Efron, P. A., Loughran, P., Seymour, C., Angus, D. C., Vodovotz, Y., Chen, W., & Billiar, T. R. (2021). A road map from single-cell transcriptome to patient classification for the immune response to trauma. JCI Insight, 6(2). https://doi.org/10.1172/jci.insight.145108 

Chen, T., Conroy, J., Wang, X., Situ, M., Namas, R. A., Vodovotz, Y., Chen, W., Singh, H., & Billiar, T. R. (2022). The independent prognostic value of global epigenetic alterations: An analysis of single-cell ATAC-seq of circulating leukocytes from trauma patients followed by validation in whole blood leukocyte transcriptomes across three etiologies of critical illness. eBioMedicine, 76, 103860. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ebiom.2022.103860 


Bonaroti, J. W., Wu, J., Chen, T., Conroy, J., Loughran, P., Reitz, K. M., Zuckerbraun, B. S., Okonkwo, D. O., & Billiar, T. R. (2021). Circulating Monocytes Show Early and Persistent Changes by Single Cell Transcriptomic Analysis in Response to Major Elective Surgery. Journal of the American College of Surgeons, 233(5), S89-S90. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2021.07.166