Georgiana Purdy, Ph.D.

Georgiana PurdyAssociate Professor

Office: RJH 6375 | 503 346-0767
Lab: RJH 6365 | 503 494-0814
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Ph.D. in Molecular Biology (with Prof. Shelley Payne) ICMB, 
University of Texas Austin
Thesis title: Characterization of Shigella flexneri DegP.

B.S. in Microbiology with Honors. University of Florida

B.A. in History (specialty in History of Science) with Honors. University Florida


Associate Professor, MMI, OHSU

Assistant Professor, MMI, OHSU

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

Selected Publications

Radhakrishnan, A., N. Kumar, C. Wright, T-H Chou, J.R. Bolla, C-C. Su, K.R. Rajashankar, L. Messerle, G.E. Purdy, and E.W. Yu. Crystal Structure of the transcriptional regulator Rv0678 of Mycobacterium tuberculosis. J. Biol. Chem. 289(23):16526-16540. PMID: 24737322
Pacheco, S.A., F.F. Hsu, K.M. Powers, and G.E. Purdy. 2013 The MmpL11 transporter contributes to mycobacterial cell wall biosynthesis and biofilm formation in M. smegmatis. J. Biol. Chem. 288:24213-24222. PMID 238369904.
Purdy, G.E., Pacheco, S.A., Turk, J., and F.F. Hsu. 2013. Characterization of mycobacterial triacylglycerols and the unusual monomeromycolyl diacylglycerols from Mycobacterium smegmatis biofilms by linear ion-trap multiple-stage and high-resolution mass spectrometry with electrospray ionization. Anal. Bioanal. Chem. 405(23), 7415–26. PMID: 23852148
Pacheco, S.A., Powers, K.M., Engelmann, Messaoudi, I. and G.E. Purdy. 2013. Autophagic killing effects against Mycobacterium tuberculosis by alveolar macrophages from young and aged Rhesus macaque. PLoS ONE 8(6): e66985. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0066985. PMID 23825603
Foss, M.H., Powers, K. M., and G.E. Purdy. 2012. Structural and functional characterization of mycobactericidal ubiquitin-derived peptides in model and bacterial membranes. Biochemistry, 51(49):9922-9. PMID:23173767 PMC3567233 
Hsu, F.F., Pacheco, S., Turk, J. and G. Purdy. 2012. Structural Elucidation of Glycopeptidolipid of Mycobacterium smegmatis by High Resolution Multiple-stage Linear Ion-trap Mass Spectrometry with Electrospray Ionization, J Mass Spectrom. 47(10):1269-81. PMID: 23019158 PMC3462375
Harriff, M., Purdy, G.E. and D.M. Lewinsohn. 2012. Escape from the phagosome: the explanation for MHC-I processing of mycobacterial antigen? Front. Immun. 3:40. doi: 10.3389/fimmu.2012.00040. PMID: 22566923 PMC3342008