User:Heath Daniel Murray

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Heath Murray


Hi. My name is Heath Murray. I am a postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Jeff Errington.

How to contact me:
email: heath.murray at

Mailing address:
Centre for Bacterial Cell Biology
Institute for Cell & Molecular Biosciences
Newcastle University
Catherine Cookson Building, M2.023
Framlington Place
Newcastle Upon Tyne
United Kingdom

phone: +44 (0)191 222-5234


(2004-2007) EMBO and HFSP Postdoctoral Fellow
Newcastle University, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK
Laboratory of Jeff Errington

(2003) Ph.D., Genetics
University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madision, WI, USA
Laboratory of Richard Gourse

(1998) B.S., Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
University of California-Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Laboratory of Bob Simons

Honors and Awards

Human Frontier Science Program Postdoctoral Fellowship (2005-2007)
EMBO Postdoctoral Fellowship (2004)
University of Wisconsin-Madison Genetics Department Schlimgen Award (2003)
NIH Genetics Training Fellowship (1998-2001)
Howard Hughes Undergraduate Research Fellowship (1996, 1997)
University of California Regents Fellowship (1994-1998)


I am interested in bacterial chromosome segregation.


Murray, H., Ferreira, H., and Errington, J. (2006) The bacterial chromosome segregation protein Spo0J spreads along DNA from parS nucleation sites. Molecular Microbiology. 61(5):1352-1361.

Meijer, W.J.J., Castilla-Llorente, V., Villar, L., Murray, H., Errington, J., and Salas, M. (2005) Molecular basis for the exploitation of spore formation as survival mechanism by virulent phage Φ29. EMBO Journal. 24(20):3647-3657.

Errington J., Murray H.D., and Wu L.J. (2005) Diversity and redundancy in bacterial chromosome segregation mechanisms. Philos. Trans. R. Soc. Lond. B. Biol. Sci. 360(1455): 497-505.

Murray H.D. and Gourse R.L. (2004) Unique roles of the rrnP2 rRNA promoters in Escherichia coli. Molecular Microbiology. 52(5):1375-1387.

Murray, H.D., Schneider, D.A., and Gourse, R.L. (2003) Control of rRNA expression by small molecules is dynamic and non-redundant. Molecular Cell. 12(1):125-134.

Murray, H.D., Appleman, J.A., and Gourse, R.L. (2003) Regulation of the Escherichia coli rrnB P2 promoter. Journal of Bacteriology. 185(1):28-34.

Stokes, N.R., Murray, H.D., Subramaniam, C., Gourse, R.L., Louis, P., Bartlett, W., Miller, S. and Booth, I. (2003) A role for mechanosensitive channels in survival of stationary phase: regulation of channel expression by RpoS. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 100:15959-15964.

Schneider, D.A., Murray, H.D., and Gourse, R.L. (2003) Measuring control of transcription initiation by changing concentrations of nucleotides and their derivatives. Methods in Enzymology. 370: 606-617.