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To serve patients, health care providers, research scientists, scholars, and society by providing excellence and innovation in diagnostic services and educational resources in a respectful, professional and culturally diverse atmosphere.

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To become a preeminent leader in academic anatomic and clinical pathology while translating basic science discovery to improved clinical care.

Julie Woolworth, Ph.D., TS(ABB)

Julie Woolworth, Ph.D., TS(ABB)

Associate Director of the Molecular Pathology Laboratory
Assistant Professor
Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Office: Children's Hospital Room 222B
Phone: (843) 792-1181


Molecular Pathology
Cancer Biology
Validate and verify new in-house testing
Next Generation Sequencing


B.A., 2002, Albion College, Michigan
Ph.D., 2009, Medical University of South Carolina
PostDoctoral Scholar 2009-2010, Medical University of South Carolina


Technical Supervisor (TS) in Molecular Diagnostics, American Board of Bioanalysis (ABB)


Design and development of molecular diagnostic assays.


  1. Winn-Deen ES, Zenhbauer B, Woolworth Hirschhorn J, Bromley SE, Fernandes H, Jewell SS, Roscoe D, Rothberg PG, Sepulveda AR, Vitazka P, et al. CLSI. Molecular Diagnostic Methods for Solid Tumors (Nonhematological Neoplasms). 1st Edition CLSI guideline MM23. Wayne, PA: Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute; 2015.
  2. Nolte FS, Woolworth Hirschhorn J, and Hill CE. 2015. Polymerase Chain Reaction and other Nucleic Acid Amplification Technology. In Henry’s Clinical Diagnosis and Management by Laboratory Methods, 23rd ed. Elsevier. (in press)
  3. Grosu DS, Hague L, Chelliserry M, Kruglyak KM, Lenta R, Klotzle B, San J, Goldstein WM, Moturi S, Devers P, Woolworth J, Peters E, Elashoff B, Stoerker J, Wolff DJ, Friedman KJ, Highsmith WE, Lin E, and Ong FS. Clinical investigational studies for validation of a next-generation sequencing in vitro diagnostic device for cystic fibrosis testing. 2014. Expert Rev Mol Diagn. 14(5):605-622.
  4. Ignesti, M, Barraco M, Nallamothu G, Woolworth JA, Duchi S, Gargiulo G, Cavaliere V. and Hsu T. Notch signaling during development requires the function of awd, the Drosophila homolog of human metastasis suppressor gene Nm23. 2014. BMC Biology. 12:12.
  5. Shamblin, C.J., Tanner, N.T., Sanchez, R., Woolworth, J.A., and Silvestri, G.A. EGFR Mutations in Malignant Pleural Effusions from Lung Cancer. 2013. Current Respiratory Care Reports. Current Respiratory Care Reports. 2(2):79-87.
  6. Fowler, E.B., Woolworth, J.A., Quigley, D.I., Ellerbe, C., and Wolff, D.J. Validation and Clinical Utility Assessment of an Automated Capture/Analysis System for FISH to Detect Urothelial Carcinoma. 2012. Journal of the Association of Genetic Technologists. 38(3):101-105.
  7. Woolworth, Julie A., Nallamouthu, Gouthami, Hsu, Tien. The Drosophila metastasis suppressor gene Nm23 homolog, awd, regulated epithelial integrity during oogenesis. [2009]. Molecular Cell Biology, 29(17):4679-4790.

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