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Dr. Georgia Purdom is the first female PhD scientist engaged in full-time research and speaking on the Book of Genesis for a creationist organization. View resources by Dr. Georgia Purdom.
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Dr. Purdom graduated with a PhD in molecular genetics from Ohio State University in 2000. Her specialty is cellular and molecular biology. Dr. Purdom’s graduate work focused on genetic regulation of factors important for bone remodeling.
She has published papers in the Journal of Neuroscience (under her maiden name Hickman), the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, and the Journal of Leukocyte Biology. She is a member of the American Society for Microbiology and American Society for Cell Biology. Following graduation, Dr. Purdom served as a professor of biology for six years at Mount Vernon Nazarene University in Ohio.
Dr. Purdom is a member of the Creation Research Society and serves on the editorial board and executive council of BSG: A Creation Biology Study Group. She serves as a peer reviewer for Answers Research Journal and Creation Research Science Quarterly. Dr. Purdom, along with Dr. Joseph Francis of The Master’s College, are co-founders of the Microbe Forum. This forum sponsors research, collaboration, and conferences in the field of creation microbiology.
Dr. Purdom’s scientific research focuses on the roles of natural selection and mutation in microbial populations. She seeks to understand the original, created, “very good” roles of bacteria in the pre-Fall world and genetic mechanisms that have led to their adaptations and pathogenicity in a post-Fall world. She has presented her research in this field at two Microbe Forum conferences and the 2008 International Conference on Creationism. Dr. Purdom also has published papers in the 2008 Proceedings of the International Conference on Creationism and Answers Research Journal. In addition, she has numerous lay-friendly and semi-technical articles in Answers magazine and on the AiG website.
Dr. Purdom’s expertise in natural selection was crucial in her design of the Natural Selection Is Not Evolution exhibit at the Creation Museum. She is also interested in studying the formation of stromatolites, animal speciation after the Flood, and the Intelligent Design Movement.
As a former biology professor, Dr. Purdom has the experience necessary to make scientific concepts understandable to a wide variety of people. She has both general and in-depth presentations and is a regular speaker in the Creation Museum Speaker Series. In addition, she has spoken at many AiG conferences.
Dr. Purdom also has a passion to help women understand the importance of Genesis for their roles as wives and mothers and is an excellent choice to speak to women’s groups. As a wife and mother herself, she has a vested interest in understanding what Genesis has to say to women.
Hall, A. K., X. Ai, G. E. Hickman [Purdom], S. E. MacPhedran, C. O. Nduaguba, and C. P. Robertson. “The generation of neuronal heterogeneity in a rat sensory ganglion.” The Journal of Neuroscience 17 (1997):2775–2784.
Luchin, A., Georgia Purdom, et al. “The Microphthalmia Transcription Factor Regulates Expression of the Tartrate-Resistant Acid Phosphatase Gene During Terminal Differentiation of Osteoclasts.” Journal of Bone and Mineral Research 15 (2000).
Mansky, K. C., G. E. Purdom. “The microphthalmia transcription factor and the related helix-loop-helix zipper factors TFE-3 and TFE-C collaborate to activate the tartrate-resistant acid phosphatase promoter.” Journal of Leukocyte Biology (2002).
Mansky, K. C., G. E. Purdom, et al. The microphthalmia transcription factor (MITF) contains two N-terminal domains required for transactivation of osteoclast target promoters and rescue of mi mutant osteoclasts. Journal of Leukocyte Biology (2002).
More Abundant than Stars: An Introductory Overview of Creation Microbiology by J.W. Francis and G. Purdom. Answers Research Journal 2 (2009): 85-95.
War of the World Views: Powerful Answers for an "Evolutioniszed Culture"- "Is the Intelligent Design Movement Christian?" Ken Ham, Georgia Purdom, et al. Answers in Genesis 2005.
Morality and the Irrationality of an Evolutionary Worldview by Georgia Purdom and Jason Lisle. Phi Kappa Phi Forum, Spring 2009: 6.
The Code of Life - speaker Georgia Purdom. DVD. 2007, Answers in Genesis- U.S.
Dissecting Darwin Audio CD with speakers including Georgia Purdom. 2009, Answers in Genesis- U.S.
The Intelligent Design Movement: How Intelligent Is It? by Georgia Purdom. DVD. 2005, Answers In Genesis- U.S.
The New Answers Book 1: Is Natural Selection the Same Thing as Evolution? (chapter 22) and The New Answers Book 2 by 15 authors including Georgia Purdom. Answers in Genesis- U.S.
“Evolution” of Finch Beaks—Again 7/20/05
A first in creation research! 7/20/05
The Trouble with Sequencing 11/22/06
A meeting of the minds 8/2/07
Feedback: Does the Bible teach female inferiority? by Dr. Georgia Purdom and Bodie Hodge. 8/24/07
Semi-homemade life 9/5/07
Ancient Protein “Resurrected”? 10/24/07
Can’t We All Just Get Along? 11/19/07
Stem Cell Breakthrough 11/21/07
Selling Science to the Public 11/28/07
Feedback: The Nature of Myth 12/14/07
Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed 12/17/07
Feedback: Call for Help 5/23/08
Did People Like Adam and Noah Really Live over 900 Years of Age?: Preview chapter from The New Answers Book 2 by Dr. David Menton and Dr. Georgia Purdom. 6/4/09
Dr. Purdom describes herself as a “teacher at heart” and this is clearly displayed in her presentations. As a former biology professor, Dr. Purdom has the experience necessary to make scientific concepts understandable to a wide variety of people. She has both general and in-depth presentations and is a regular speaker in the Creation Museum Speaker Series. In addition, she has spoken at many AiG conferences.
Dr. Purdom has a passion to help women understand the importance of Genesis for their roles as wives and mothers and is an excellent choice to speak to women’s groups. As a wife and mother herself, she has a vested interest in understanding what Genesis has to say to women.
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