Georgiana Purdy, Ph.D.

Georgiana Purdy

Associate Professor
Molecular Microbiology & Immunology



1998-2003 - Ph.D. in Molecular Biology (with Prof. Shelley Payne) ICMB, University of Texas Austin
Thesis title: Characterization of Shigella flexneri DegP.

1994-1998 - B.S. in Microbiology with Honors, University of Florida

1994-1998 - B.A. in History (specialty in History of Science) with Honors, University Florida


2014-present - Associate Professor, MMI, OHSU

2008-2014 - Assistant Professor, MMI, OHSU

2003-2008 - Postdoctoral Research Associate, Microbiology and Immunology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY (with Prof. David Russell)

Purdy Lab

Patrick Davidson

Research Assistant II

Education: BS Microbiology from Oregon State University

Scientific interests: Bacterial Pathogenesis
Jennifer Dunaj

Research Assistant II

Education: BS Microbiology from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Scientific Interests: Bacterial Pathogenesis and Pathogen-Host Interactions

Joanna Dunn

Postdoctoral Researcher 

Education:  Ph.D., Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, Yale University (advisor:  Elizabeth Rhoades); B.S., Physics and Computational Physics, Oregon State University

Scientific interests:  Protein folding and dynamics, protein-protein and protein-lipid interactions, intrinsically disordered proteins, protein aggregation, and mycobacterial cell wall biosynthesis and regulation

Geoff Melly

Graduate Student

Education: BS Biology/Anthropology Western Washington University

 Scientific interests: Pathogenesis of socioeconomically-relevant disease
Jose Santini-Roma

Research Assistant II 

Education: BS Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Richmond 

Scientific Interests: Bacterial pathogenesis and Host-microbe interaction


Research Assistant II

Education: AAS Biotechnology, BS Micro-Molecular Biology

Scientific interests: Mycobacterial cell wall synthesis and regulation