Erin Murphy, PhD

Associate Chair, Biomedical Sciences: Associate Professor of Bacteriology
Biomedical Sciences
Life Sciences Building 235, Athens Campus
  • Microbiology (PhD), State University of New York at Buffalo, 2002
  • Biology (BS), State University of New York at Geneseo, 1997
  • Bacteriology
  • Microbiology
  • Bacterial Virulence
  • RNA-mediated regulation
  • RNA thermometers
  • Small RNAs
  • Shigella
  • Staphylococcus
  • Bacterial gene expression
  • Ribo-regulation
  • RNA mediated regulation
Summary of Work:

Research in my laboratory focuses on characterizing the molecular mechanisms by which disease causing bacterial regulate the production of virulence-associated factors in response to specific environmental signals. Current studies are focused on RNA-mediated regulation of virulence factors production in Shigella and Staphylococcus.