Dr Julia Pagan

Senior Lecturer

School of Biomedical Sciences
Faculty of Medicine
+61 7 336 54484


Dr Julia Pagan heads the Targeted Protein Degradation lab.


  • Bachelor of Science, The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Science with Honours Class 1, The University of Queensland
  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland


  • Niemi, Natalie M., Serrano, Lia R., Muehlbauer, Laura K., Balnis, Catherine E., Wei, Lianjie, Smith, Andrew J., Kozul, Keri-Lyn, Forny, Merima, Connor, Olivia M., Rashan, Edrees H., Shishkova, Evgenia, Schueler, Kathryn L., Keller, Mark P., Attie, Alan D., Friedman, Jonathan R., Pagan, Julia K., Coon, Joshua J. and Pagliarini, David J. (2023). PPTC7 maintains mitochondrial protein content by suppressing receptor-mediated mitophagy. Nature Communications, 14 (1) 6431, 1-17. doi: 10.1038/s41467-023-42069-w

  • Nguyen‐Dien, Giang Thanh, Kozul, Keri‐Lyn, Cui, Yi, Townsend, Brendan, Kulkarni, Prajakta Gosavi, Ooi, Soo Siang, Marzio, Antonio, Carrodus, Nissa, Zuryn, Steven, Pagano, Michele, Parton, Robert G, Lazarou, Michael, Millard, S Sean, Taylor, Robert W, Collins, Brett M, Jones, Mathew JK and Pagan, Julia K (2023). FBXL4 suppresses mitophagy by restricting the accumulation of NIX and BNIP3 mitophagy receptors. The EMBO Journal, 42 (13) e112767, e112767. doi: 10.15252/embj.2022112767

  • Ng, Dominic C.H., Richards, Dominic K., Mills, Richard J., Ho, Uda Y., Perks, Hannah L., Tucker, Callum R., Voges, Holly K., Pagan, Julia K. and Hudson, James E. (2020). Centrosome reduction promotes terminal differentiation of human cardiomyocytes. Stem Cell Reports, 15 (4), 817-826. doi: 10.1016/j.stemcr.2020.08.007

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Book Chapter

  • Pagan, Julia, Bolderson, Emma, Jones, Mathew and Khanna, Kum Kum (2009). Chromatin modifications involved in the DNA damage response to double strand breaks. DNA damage response: implications on cancer formation and treatment. (pp. 109-131) edited by Kum Kum Khanna and Yosef Shiloh. New York, NY, United States: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-90-481-2561-6_6

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Pagan, J. K., Wylie, F. G. and Stow, J. L. (2002). Regulation of TNF trafficking in macrophages. 42nd Annual Meeting of the American-Society-for-Cell-Biology, San Francisco California, 14-18 December 2002. Bethesda, MD United States: American Society for Cell Biology.

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

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