Julie Davis Turner, Ph.D.

Julie Davis Turner, Ph.D.
Associate Dean – VAI Graduate School


Julie Davis Turner serves as Associate Dean of the Van Andel Institute Graduate School where she coordinates curriculum and faculty development. In the lab, she maintains focus on cell biology of hematopoietic differentiation. Dr. Turner came to Grand Rapids in 2009 from University of Virginia where she directed Medical Microbiology for second-year medical students since 2001. She obtained her Ph.D. in Cell and Molecular Biology (virology track) from the University of Pennsylvania, as a classical virologist applying molecular tools to characterize the coreceptor (CXCR4) for cellular entry of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Her postdoctoral research at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia, was funded through the National Centers for Infectious Diseases/American Society for Microbiology (NCID/ASM) Postdoctoral Fellowship for her work on HIV synergy with Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Initially investigating mycobacterial interactions with human cells at the University of Virginia, she continued to work on myeloid cell biology in tumorigenesis at Van Andel Research Institute’s Alberts Laboratory.


Selected Publications

Doranz, B.J., M.J. Orsini, J.D. Turner, T.L. Hoffman, J.F. Berson, J.A. Hoxie, S.C. Peiper, L.F. Brass, and R.W. Doms. 1999. Identification of CXCR4 domains that support coreceptor and chemokine receptor functions. J Virol 73(4): 2752-2761.  PubMed    Article  

Hoxie, J.A., C.C. LaBranche, M.J. Endres, J.D. Turner, J.F. Berson, R.W. Doms, and T.J. Matthews. 1998. CD4-independent utilization of the CXCR4 chemokine receptor by HIV-1 and HIV-2. J Reprod Immunol 41(1-2): 197-211.  PubMed 

Willett, B.J., K. Adema, N. Heveker, A. Brelot, L. Picard, M. Alizon, J.D. Turner, J.A. Hoxie, S. Peiper, J.C. Neil, and M.J. Hosie. 1998. The second extracellular loop of CXCR4 determines its function as a receptor for feline immunodeficiency virus. J Virol 72(8): 6475-6481.  PubMed    Article  

Yi, Y., S. Rana, J.D. Turner, N. Gaddis, and R.G. Collman. 1998. CXCR-4 is expressed by primary macrophages and supports CCR5-independent infection by dual-tropic but not T-tropic isolates of human immunodeficiency virus type 1. J Virol 72(1): 772-777.  PubMed    Article

Endres, M.J., S. Jaffer, B. Haggarty, J.D. Turner, B.J. Doranz, P.J. O’Brien, D.L. Kolson, and J.A. Hoxie. 1997. Targeting of HIV- and SIV-infected cells by CD4-chemokine receptor pseudotypes. Science 278(5342): 1462-1464.  PubMed  

Lu, Z., J.F. Berson, Y. Chen, J.D. Turner, T. Zhang, M. Sharron, M.H. Jenks, Z. Wang, J. Kim, J. Rucker, J.A. Hoxie, S.C. Peiper, and R.W. Doms. 1997. Evolution of HIV-1 coreceptor usage through interactions with distinct CCR5 and CXCR4 domains. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 94(12): 6426-6431.  PubMed    Article  

Piñón, J.D., R.R. Mayreddy, J.D. Turner, F.S. Khan, P.J. Bonilla, and S.R. Weiss. 1997. Efficient autoproteolytic processing of the MHV-A59 3C-like proteinase from the flanking hydrophobic domains requires membranes. Virology 230(2): 309-322.  PubMed    Article  

Rana, S., G. Besson, D.G. Cook, J. Rucker, R.J. Smyth, Y. Yi, J.D. Turner, H.H. Guo, J.G. Du, S.C. Peiper, E. Lavi, M. Samson, F. Libert, C. Liesnard, G. Vassart, R.W. Doms, M. Parmentier, and R.G. Collman. 1997. Role of CCR5 in infection of primary macrophages and lymphocytes by macrophage-tropic strains of human immunodeficiency virus: resistance to patient-derived and prototype isolates resulting from the delta ccr5 mutation. J Virol 71(4): 3219-3227.  PubMed    Article  

Strizki, J.M., J.D. Turner, R.G. Collman, J. Hoxie, and F. González-Scarano. 1997. A monoclonal antibody (12G5) directed against CXCR-4 inhibits infection with the dual-tropic human immunodeficiency virus type 1 isolate HIV-1(89.6) but not the T-tropic isolate HIV-1(HxB). J Virol 71(7): 5678-5683.  PubMed    Article

Willett, B.J., M.J. Hosie, J.C. Neil, J.D. Turner, and J.A. Hoxie. 1997. Common mechanism of infection by lentiviruses. Nature 385(6617): 587.  PubMed    Article

Willett, B.J., L. Picard, M.J. Hosie, J.D. Turner, K. Adema, and P.R. Clapham. 1997. Shared usage of the chemokine receptor CXCR4 by the feline and human immunodeficiency viruses. J Virol 71(9): 6407-6415.  PubMed    Article  

Endres, M.J., P.R. Clapham, M. Marsh, M. Ahuja, J.D. Turner, A. McKnight, J.F. Thomas, B. Stoebenau-Haggarty, S. Choe, P.J. Vance, T.N. Wells, C.A. Power, S.S. Sutterwala, R.W. Doms, N.R. Landau, and J.A. Hoxie. 1996. CD4-independent infection by HIV-2 is mediated by fusin/CXCR4. Cell 87(4): 745-756.  PubMed    Article  

Weiss, S.R., S.A. Hughes, P.J. Bonilla, J.D. Turner, J.L. Leibowitz, and M.R. Denison. 1994. Coronavirus polyprotein processing. Arch Virol Suppl 9: 349-358.  PubMed