Dr. Georgia Purdom holds a PhD in molecular genetics from The Ohio State University. Her specialty is cellular and molecular biology and her graduate work focused on genetic regulation of factors important for bone remodeling. Publishing papers in the Journal of Neuroscience, the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, and the Journal of Leukocyte Biology demonstrate Dr. Purdom’s respected place among 21st century scientists. In addition, she has numerous lay-friendly and semi-technical articles in Answers magazine, and she has contributed multiple book chapters to AiG publications.
Before Dr. Purdom’s move to Answers in Genesis, she served as an assistant and associate professor of biology for six years at Mount Vernon Nazarene University in Ohio. As a member of the Creation Research Society and Creation Biology Society and serving as a peer reviewer for Answers Research Journal and Creation Research Science Quarterly, Dr. Purdom’s ongoing research continues making significant contributions to the academic world.
Dr. Purdom’s scientific research focused on the roles of natural selection and mutation in microbial populations. Seeking to understand the original, created, “very good” roles of bacteria in the pre-Fall world and genetic mechanisms that led to their adaptations and pathogenicity in a post-Fall world, her stellar research in this field was presented at the 2008 International Conference on Creationism. Dr. Purdom also published papers on this topic in the 2008 Proceedings of the International Conference on Creationism and Answers Research Journal. In addition to being a speaker, writer, researcher and media representative, she continues serving as Aig’s Ministry Content Administrator and chair of the Editorial Review Board.
Georgia and her husband Chris were married in 1997 and have one daughter Elizabeth whom they adopted from China. They enjoy living on their farm in Indiana with their donkey, goats, sheep, and dog. Georgia also enjoys teaching children’s Sunday school and directing VBS at her local church.