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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.

Our Vision

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

Julie Ann Woolworth, Ph.D.

Julie Woolworth, Ph.D.

Associate Director of the Molecular Pathology Laboratory
Research Instructor
Research and Development
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


Design and development of molecular diagnostic assays
Oncology testing


  1. 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.
  2. Nallamouthu, Gouthami, Woolworth, Julie A., Dammai, Vincent, and Hsu, Tien. awd, the homolog of metastasis suppressor gene Nm23, regulates Drosophila epithelial cell invasion. [2008] Molecular Cell Biology. 28(6):1964-1973.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.

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