November 4, 2013 at 1:45 am

Research Seminar: Uncovering Role of RNA in Controlling Shigella Virulence, Nov. 20

The Research Seminar Series presents Dr. Erin Murphy on “Uncovering the role of RNA in controlling Shigella virulence” on Wednesday, Nov. 20, at 9 a.m. in Grosvenor 128.

Dr. Erin Murphy

Dr. Erin Murphy

Murphy is Assistant Professor of Medical Microbiology in the Department of Biomedical Sciences in Ohio University’s Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine. “Bacteria of the genus Shigella cause Shigellosis in humans, a severe diarrheal disease that claims over one million lives each year. In order to survive and cause disease, Shigella must adapt to each unique environment encountered during infection within the human host, and during transmission from one host to the next. The long-term goal of studies in the Murphy laboratory is to characterize the role that regulatory RNA molecules play in mediating the adaptation of Shigella species to environmental conditions encountered upon entry into the human host,” says her website.

The Research Seminar Series is sponsored by the Department of Biological Sciences in the Ohio University College of Arts & Sciences and the Department of Biomedical Sciences in the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Karen Keesey at

Upcoming seminars:

  • Nov. 24, Amanda Bird, Ph.D., Ohio State University
  • Dec. 2, Guarino Colli, Ph.D., University of Brasilia

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