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Faculty Profile

Patrick D Curtis

Associate Professor of Biology (Microbial Physiology)
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402 Shoemaker Hall
University, MS 38677
(662) 915-1911
Joined UM: August 16, 2012

Brief Bio

Patrick Curtis, Associate Professor of Biology at UM, received his Ph.D. in microbiology from the Univ. of Georgia in 2007 and was a postdoctoral research associate at Indiana University from 2007-2012. He has been at UM since 2013, teaching microbiology and bacterial physiology. His lab specializes in the topic of bacterial signaling 'trying to unravel the internal wiring of bacteria to see how they are all connected and how bacteria can integrate signaling systems to create more complex signaling networks". In 2016 Dr. Curtis received a Faculty Early Career Development Award from the National Science Foundation for research on comparisons of regulatory systems between related bacteria. In 2019 he was awarded an International Space Station, or ISS, Flight Opportunity Award, which will send bacteria grown in his UM laboratory to the space station in the coming years.


Purdue University Main Campus (2001)
University of Georgia (2007)

Committee Memberships

Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC)
Ad Hoc Committee