About Us

The goal of the Purdy Lab is to further define the dynamic interface between the human pathogen Mycobacterium tuberculosis and the host macrophage. Tuberculosis has re-emerged as a global health concern. The World Health Organization estimates that Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) infects one third of the world population. 
M. tuberculosis possesses several mechanisms to resist environmental stresses imposed by the host immune system.