Julia Dee Hankins

Education Background

Department of Immunology, The University of Texas Southwestern, 2012-present.

B.S. Biology (major) and Psychology (minor), The University of Texas at Dallas, 2012.

Research Area

Luminescent metal nanoparticles and biological applications.

Honors and Awards

UT Dallas Suma Cum Laude, 2012.

NSF LSAMP Grant, 2011-2012.

UT Dallas Dean’s List, 2009-2012

Academic Honors Scholarship, 2008-2012


  1. M. Yu,†C. Zhou,† J. Liu, J. D. Hankins, J. Zheng, “Luminescent Gold Nanoparticles with pH De-pendent Membrane Adsorption”, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 133, 11014-11017 (2011).