Professor in the Department of Microbiology and Cell Science

Julie Maupin-Furlow, PhD

Dr. Julie Maupin-Furlow is a Professor in the Department of Microbiology and Cell Science, IFAS. She conducts research in the  Maupin-Furlow lab which is investigating extremophiles of the domain Archaea. Their overall goals are to advance understanding of systems important to archaeal cell function and to develop useful tools for biotechnology. To achieve these goals, the lab uses cutting-edge techniques in biochemistry, molecular biology, proteomics, genetics, systems biology, and structural biology.

This semester, Dr. Maupin-Furlow’s group of undergraduate researchers have transitioned to doing online projects. They communicate through Zoom and Canvas Connections and the students have gone above and beyond in developing their own website ( to highlight the group and their research.  Dr. Maupin uses our student opportunity database to recruit undergraduate researchers for projects such as Biochemistry, Physiology and Genetics of Archaea to advance understanding of the evolution of biological systems central to cell function and develop extremophilic biocatalysts for use in green chemistry using Archaea as model organisms.

Thank you for supporting undergraduate research!