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Division of Infectious Diseases

Department of Epidemiology

Curriculum in Genetics and Molecular Biology

Associate Program Director, UNC Infectious Disease Fellowship Program

Associate Director, Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases

Dr. Jonathan Juliano is a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases in the Department of Medicine and a Professor of Epidemiology at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. He is also a preceptor in UNC’s Curriculum in Genetics and Molecular Biology. Dr. Juliano also acts as the Associate Director of the Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases and is the Associate Program Director of research and Professional Development for the UNC Infectious Disease Fellowship program.

Dr. Juliano got his B.Sc. with Distinction from University of Toronto with a double major in Microbiology and History. He moved to Chapel Hill, NC after university to work in the lab of Dr. Ken Bott sequencing Mycoplasma genitalium. He then spent a period working overseas and volunteering in a hospital in Nepal, where his interest in infectious diseases affecting the world’s poorest inhabitants began. He returned to Chapel Hill to get his MSPH at the UNC School of Public Health working with Dr. Mark Sobsey on methods to isolate Cryptosporium parvum from surface and waste water. After completion of his MSPH, he attended the UNC School of Medicine and received his MD in 2001. He then completed his combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics Residency at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN. He returned home to Chapel Hill for his infectious disease fellowship in 2005. His fellowship mentor was Dr. Steven Meshnick in the Department of Epidemiology, who help start Dr. Juliano’s career in malaria research.

Since joining the faculty at UNC, Dr. Juliano has been very active in the education of medical students, graduate students, residents and fellows. He runs a molecular parasitology and genetics laboratory in MBRB, in which he works with students at all levels.