Dr Heath Murray
Royal Society Research Fellow

  • Email: heath.murray@ncl.ac.uk
  • Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 3233
  • Fax: +44 0 (191) 208 7424
  • Address: The Centre for Bacterial Cell Biology
    Medical Science New Building
    Medical School
    Newcastle University
    Richardson Road
    Newcastle upon Tyne
    NE2 4AX
    United Kingdom

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

Royal Society University Research Fellow (2009-2017)

Postdoctoral Fellow (2004-2009) - Professor Jeff Errington, FRS FMedSci

Graduate Fellow (1998-2003) -  Professor Richard Gourse, PhD

Undergraduate Scholar (1994-1998) - Associate Professor Robert Simons, PhD

 

EDUCATION

Ph.D. Genetics  (University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA)

B.S. Microbiology & Molecular Genetics (University of California-Los Angeles, USA)

 

HONORS AND AWARDS

Royal Society University Research Fellow (2009-2014)

Human Frontier Science Program Postdoctoral Fellowship (2005-2007)

European Molecular Biology Organization Postdoctoral Fellowship (2004)

USA National Institutes of Health Postdoctoral Fellowship (2004; declined)

UW-Madison Genetics Department Outstanding Graduate Student Award (2003)

National Institutes of Health Genetics Training Fellowship (1998-2001)

Howard Hughes Undergraduate Research Fellowship (1996, 1997)

University of California Regents Scholarship (1994-1998)

 

Regulation of Bacterial DNA Replication Initiation

My lab studies bacterial DNA replication in the model organism Bacillus subtilis. Using a combination of genetics, cell biology, molecular biology, and biochemistry, we are investigating the activity and regulation of the master DNA replication initiation protein DnaA. Our long-term goal is to understand the molecular mechanisms that coordinate bacterial DNA replication initiation with cell growth and the cell division cycle.

 

Research Team

Carys Davies - Undergraduate student

Omar Harran - PhD student 

Alan Koh - Postdoc

Tom Richardson - Postdoc

 

Opportunities

Individuals interested in Post-doctoral research positions within our group should have a strong background in general microbiology, molecular biological, biochemistry, and/or cell biology methods, and should have a demonstrated record of high productivity in peer-reviewed literature. Interested candidates should send a CV, along with two reference letters, directly to heath.murray@newcastle.ac.uk.

MMB8016 - Control of DNA Replication in Bacteria