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Erin Purcell

Erin Purcell


ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
Chemistry & Biochemistry

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  • Expertise

    Microbiology
    Signal transduction, bacterial antibiotic resistance
    Chemistry
    Nucleotide second messengers
  • Research Interests

    small molecule signaling contributing to virulence and persistence in Clostridium difficile
  • 2013: UNC Microbiology & Immunology Postdoctoral Research Symposium. Best talk award
  • 2012: UNC Center for Gastroenterology and Disease Poster Contest. First prize
  • 2010: University of Chicago Biological Sciences Divisional Travel Award
  • 2003: Johns Hopkins University Departmental Honors in Biophysics
  • 2002: Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Beta Kappa
  • Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

    Purcell, E.; Bayse, C. A.; Cotten, M. "Mechanistic Investigations of Host Defense Metallopeptide Interactions with Bacterial Cell Membranes" $36,000. Federal. July 1, 2019 - June 30, 2022
    Purcell, E.; Muratori, C. "Investigating Cutibacterium acnes inactivation by Nanosecond Pulse Stimulation" $53,435. Private. January 1, 2019 - June 30, 2019
    Courson, D. S.; Purcell, E. "Development and Characterization of CRISPR Derived Mammalian Cell Lines for Host-Pathogen Studies with Clostridium difficile" $10,000. Old Dominion University. January 1, 2017 - June 30, 2019
    Purcell, E. "The Role of the Stringent Response in Clostridium difficile Survival and Virulence " $270,000. Federal. July 1, 2015 - June 30, 2019
    Purcell, E. "Clostridium difficile motility in response to reactive oxygen species" $7,000. Old Dominion University. May 14, 2018 - July 10, 2018