Julie Dutil, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Department of Biochemistry
  • B.S. Biology, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
  • Ph.D. Molecular Biology, University of Montreal, Montreal, Canada
  • Post-Doc. Human Genetics, Osaka University, Osaka, Japan
Research and Teaching Appointments
  • 2006 - Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Ponce School of
    Medicine, Ponce, Puerto Rico
Courses Offerred
  • Medical Biochemistry
  • Special topics in Biochemistry: Advanced Genetics
Other Appointments & Memberships of Professional Societies
  • Member, American Society for Human Genetics, 2009-present
  • Participant, Sample and ELSI, 1000 Genomes project 2009-present
  • Member, Advisory Board of the Tampa Bay Community Cancer Network's
  •  (TBCCN) initiative on bioethics and biobanking, 2011-present
Research Interest
  • Dr. Dutil’s team is interested in the study of genetic susceptibility to complex diseases in the Hispanic population of Puerto Rico. More specifically, 1) to understand how inter-individual and inter-population genetic variations regulate the onset, progression and response to treatment in human diseases, and 2) develop strategies and tools to translate these findings to the health care system serving minority populations.
  1. Dutil J, Colon-Colon J, Matta J, Sutphen R, Echenique M. Identification of the prevalent BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations in the female population of Puerto Rico. 2012 Cancer Genetics, in press.
  2. Avena S, Via M, Ziv E, Pérez-Stable EJ, Gignoux C, Dejean C, Huntsman S, Torres-Mejía G, Dutil J, Matta JL, Beckman K, Gonzalez Burchard E, Parolin ML, Acreche N, Boquet M, Rios Part MC, Fernández V, Rey J, Stern MC, Carnese FR, Fejerman L. Heterogeneity in genetic admixture across different regions of Argentina. 2012 PLoS ONE, in press.
  3. Vadaparampil ST, Quinn GP, Dutil J, Puig M, Malo TL, McIntyre J, Perales R, August E, Closser Z. A pilot study of knowledge and interest of genetic counseling and testing for hereditary breast and ovarian cancer syndrome among Puerto Rican women. Journal of Community Genetics. 2011 July 12; 2(4): 211-221.
  4. August EM, Quinn GP, Perales R, Closser Z, Dutil J, Puig M, Vadaparampil S. Important Considerations for Recruiting Women to Cancer Genetics Studies in Puerto Rico. Journal of Cancer Education. 2011 Aug 25; 27(1):105-111.
  5. Ruiz LA, Dutil J, Ruiz A, Fourquet J, Abac S, Laboy J, Flores I. Single-nucleotide polymorphisms in the lysyl oxidase-like protein 4 and complement component 3 genes are associated with increased risk for endometriosis and endometriosis-associated infertility. 2011 Aug Fertility and Sterility 96(2): 512-515.
  6. Eliopoulos V, Dutil J, Deng Y, Grondin M, Deng AY. Severe hypertension caused by alleles from normotensive Lewis for a quantitative trait locus on Chromosome 2. Physiological Genomics. 2005 Jun 16; 22 (1): 70-75.
  7. Dutil J, Eliopoulos V, Marchand E, Devlin A, Tremblay J, Prithiviraj K, Hamet P, Migneault A, deBlois D, Deng AY. A quantitative trait locus for vascular smooth muscle cell number acting independently of blood pressure: implicating the angiotensin receptor AT1B gene. Physiological Genomics. 2005 May 11; 21(3): 362-369.
  8. Dutil J, Eliopoulos V, Tremblay J, Hamet P, Charron S, Deng AY. Multiple quantitative trait loci for blood pressure interacting epistatically and additively on Dahl rat Chromosome 2. Hypertension. 2005 Apr; 45 (4): 557-564.
  9. Moujahidine M*, Lambert R*, Dutil J*, Palijan A, Sivo Z, Ariyarajah A, Deng, AY. Combining congenic coverage with gene profiling in search of candidates for blood pressure quantitative trait loci in Dahl rats. Hypertension Research. 2004 Mar; 27(3): 203-212. *Authors contributed equally to the present work.
  10. Palijan A, Lambert R, Dutil J, Sivo Z, Deng AY. Comprehensive congenic coverage revealing multiple blood pressure quantitative trait loci on Dahl rat Chromosome 10. Hypertension. 2003 Oct; 42(4): 515-522.
  11. Dutil J, Moujahidine M, Lemieux C, Jakowski M, Gutkowska J, Deng AY. Chromosomal and comparative mapping of rat oxytocin, oxytocin receptor and vasopressin genes. Cytogenetics and Cell Genetics. 2001; 93(1-2): 57-59.
  12. Dutil J, Deng A.Y. Further Chromosome mapping a blood pressure quantitative trait locus on Chromosome 2 in Dahl rats using congenic strains. Physiological Genomics. 2001 Jun 6; 6(1): 3-9.
  13. Dutil J, Deng AY. Mapping a blood pressure quantitative trait locus to a 5.7-cM region in Dahl salt-sensitive rats. Mammalian Genome. 2001 May; 12(5): 362-365.
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