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Linda Purvis, Ph.D.

Title: Assistant Professor
Phone: 678-696-2683

Office: Science, Engineering, Tech, 115, Gainesville
Areas of Expertise: Poultry Science, Infectious Diseases, Virology, Immunology

Courses Taught

  • BIOL 1101/1101L Introductory Biology: A Human Perspective
  • BIOL 1102L Introduction to Ecology Lab
  • BIOL 1107K  Principles of Biology I
  • BIOL 1108L Principles of Biology II Lab
  • Poultry Science 2020/2020L Introduction to Poultry Science
  • Poultry Science 2953 Poultry Science Intership


  • M.S., Infectious disease, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia, 2007
  • B.S., Poultry Science, College of Agriculture, University of Georgia, 2002
  • A.S., Poultry Science, Gainesville State College, 2000


Alvarado, I. R., P. Villegas, J. El-Attrache, E. Jensen, G. Rosales, F. Perozo and L. B. Purvis Genetic Characterization, Pathogenicity and Protection Studies with an Avian Adenovirus Isolate Associated with Inclusion Body Hepatitis.  Avian Dis. 51:27-32, 2007. 

Perozo, Francisco, P. Villegas, C. Estevez, I. Alvarado, and L. Purvis.  A Recombinant Avian Adeno-Associated Virus as a Vector for Infectious Bursal Disease Vaccination. Revista Cientifica (Peer reviewed), Univ. of Zulia, College of Veterinary Medicine, 17:15,  2007.

Purvis, L.B., P. Villegas, and F. Perozo. Comparison of FTA cards and Phenol for Molecular characterization of infectious bursal disease virus. J. Virological Methods 138:66-69, 2006.

Perozo, Francisco., P. Villegas, C. Estevez, I. Alvarado, and L. Purvis.  Use of FTA filter paper for the molecular detection of Newcastle Disease Virus.  Avian Path.  35(2), 93-98.2006.

Perozo, F., Villegas, P., Estevez, C., Alvarado, I. and Purvis, L.  Utilization of FTA®cards for the molecular diagnostic of Newcastle disease virus in allantoic fluid samples. (Use of the FTA cards for the molecular diagnosis of Newcastle disease virus in samples of allantoid fluid).  Revista científica de la FCV / LUZ. (Venezuela). Vol. XVI, No. 2, 118-123. 2006.

Work Experience

  • Research Professional II, University of Georgia- 2003-2009
  • Instructor of Biology, Gainesville State College/University of North Georgia 2009-present

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