Julie A. Theriot (born 1967) is a microbiologist, professor at the Stanford University School of Medicine, and heads the Theriot Lab. She was a Predoctoral Fellow, and Investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. She was a fellow at the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research.
She graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a B.S. in Biology and Physics in 1988, and from the University of California, San Francisco, with a Ph.D. in Cell Biology in 1993. Her work has investigated bacterial infections, such as Shigella, and Listeria.
- "Mechanism for cell shapeliness decoded from fish scales", Nature 453, xi (22 May 2008) 
- Physical biology of the cell, Authors Rob Phillips, Janè Kondev, Julie Theriot, Garland Science, 2008, ISBN 978-0-8153-4163-5
- "Bacterial Manipulation of the Host Cell Cytoskeleton", Cellular microbiology, Editor Pascale Cossart, ASM Press, 2005, ISBN 978-1-55581-302-4
- "Movement of Bacterial Pathogens Driven by Actin Polymerization", Motion analysis of living cells, Editors David R. Soll, Deborah Wessels, Wiley-IEEE, 1998, ISBN 978-0-471-15915-5
- Beyond the glass ceiling: forty women whose ideas shape the modern world, Editors Sian Griffiths, Helena Kennedy, Manchester University Press, 1996, ISBN 978-0-7190-4773-2
- "Theriot wins MacArthur Fellowship to pursue her passion for biology", Stanford Report, September 29, 2004, RUTHANN RICHTER