Associate Professor, Immunobiology

John Purdy earned an undergraduate degree from Pacific University and a Ph.D. from Penn State University College of Medicine. He performed his graduate studies in the biochemistry of assembly retroviral capsid in the laboratory of Drs. Rebecca Craven and John Flanagan. Afterwards he trained in metabolomics at the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics, Princeton University, while working in the laboratories of Drs. Joshua Rabinowitz and Thomas Shenk. He has been a member of the UA faculty since October 2015.

Postdoctoral Research Associate II

Graduate Assistant, Purdy Lab

Ian received his BS from the University of Arizona in 2018 where he studied Psychology with a minor in Microbiology. Ian has long been fascinated with virology as both a science as well as its place in science fiction books/movies/games. He joined the lab of Dr. John Purdy in 2019 working with HCMV.  In his free time, Ian enjoys off-roading with his Jeep, reading, painting, or playing video games.


Liz Dahlmann

Graduate Student

Debbie Mustacich

Scientific Investigator

Kelly Orth

Undergraduate Student

Marilyn T Marron
Research Specialist
Anissa Yvette McKenna
Research Professional
Andrea Savu

Andrea is currently a junior at the University of Arizona Honors College, majoring in physiology and minoring in psychology! In her free time, she enjoys cooking/baking and staying active. 

Max Wegner
Lisa Wise
Research Specialist
Yuecheng Xi, PhD
Postdoctoral Research Associate

Yuecheng received a Bachelor's degree in Pharmacology and Toxicology from University of Toledo in 2015. She joined Dr. John Purdy's lab in 2017 and completed her Ph.D. from the University of Arizona in 2021.  Yuecheng is currently working on the role of lipid and fatty acid metabolism in HCMV replication.  In her leisure time, she likes to cook chinese food and play with her dogs.