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Jeremy Purvis UNC Genetics
Jeremy Purvis, PhD

Jeremy Purvis, PhD has been promoted to Professor with permanent tenure in the Department of Genetics, effective January 19, 2024.

Dr. Purvis received his BS and MS degrees in Microbiology and Cell Science at the University of Florida and his PhD in Genomics and Computational Biology at the University of Pennsylvania. He spent four years as a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Systems Biology at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Purvis was appointed Assistant Professor in the UNC Department of Genetics in 2013 followed by promotion to Associate Professor with tenure in 2019.  He is also a member of the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Computational Medicine Program.  He has an outstanding background in both computational biology and cell biology and has combined his skills in these fields to develop a truly innovative research program. His general research interest is in the dynamics of gene expression in single human cells, using a combination of laboratory molecular genetics, single-cell imaging, and computational modeling.