Julia Dallman is an associate professor in the Department of Biology at the University of Miami. She also directs the University of Miami Zebrafish Facility.
Throughout her career, Dallman has used diverse animal models including sea squirt, fly, and zebrafish to understand neurodevelopmental processes. She received her undergraduate degree from Swarthmore College. She then did doctoral training in electrophysiology and developmental neuroscience with William Moody at the University of Washington and post-doctoral training in molecular and chromatin biology and genetics with Gail Mandel and Paul Brehm at Stony Brook University.
Since starting her own lab in 2007, her research has sought to understand how genetic mutations impact the development of neural circuits using zebrafish. In particular, her lab has generated and investigates zebrafish shank3ab and syngap1ab models of autism spectrum disorder.