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Matthew Julius

Company: St. Cloud State University

Position: Department Chair and Professor, Biology

Areas of Expertise

  • Microorganism Evolution
  • Ecology and systematics of algae
  • Large lake limnology and paleolimnology


Ph.D. in Natural Resources/Systematics and Evolution from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor.


Dr. Matt Julius received his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in 2000, and after leaving Michigan in 2000 he accepted a professorship at St. Cloud State University. His long-term research goals focus on utilizing his evolutionary expertise with microorganisms for applied applications, and involves work with academic and corporate partners globally with special focus in the U.S., Japan, Northern Ireland, and Nigeria. Together these research teams are identifying novel organisms for biomass production for use in nano-material, dietary supplement, nutraceutical, and pharmaceutical applications.