Georgiana Purdy, Ph.D.

Georgiana PurdyAssociate Professor

Office: RJH 6375 | 503 346-0767
Lab: RJH 6365 | 503 494-0814
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Education

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

Experience

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)
 

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