Dr Auriol Purdie

Senior Research Fellow


1999 BSc (Hons. Molecular Genetics)
2000 MSc (Immunology of Infectious Disease)
2004 PhD (Medicine & Therapeutics)

Career History:
2004 – 2008 The Roslin Institute, Edinburgh, UK
2009 – present University of Sydney

Research Interests:
Auriol holds a Bachelor of Science in Molecular Genetics from Kings College, London (UK), a Masters degree in the Immunology of Infectious Disease from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (UK) and a Doctorate of Philosophy looking at the immunomodulatory effects of the antibiotics Ciprofloxacin and Moxifloxacin on healthy humans. The PhD was granted from the University of Aberdeen (UK). Prior to joining the Faculty at the University of Sydney, Auriol completed two Post Doctoral Fellowships at The Roslin Institute (Edinburgh, UK). The first looked at the pathogenesis of bovine spongiform encephalopathy in bovine and murine models and the second Fellowship studied the potential to utilise gene transduction to obtain proteins of medical interest from a chicken model.

Auriol’s research interest pertains to the pathogenesis of disease in host organisms with particular reference to the immune response and she is currently working on gene expression and genomics within the Johne’s research team.

January 2017