Dr. Elizabeth Murray, MU-ADVANCE Co-PI,
Associate Professor,
Department of Integrated Science and Technology






Ph.D. (Genetics), University of Kansas
M.S. (Physical Anthropology), University of Missouri


Dr. Murray's research interests include ricin; plant biotechnology; recombinant DNA; biotechnology manufacturing; research and development and quality assurance; strawberry hydroponics; and RNA and DNA purification.


Dr. Murray joined Dr. Janet Mertz in investigating transcriptional control of the SV40 Late promoter at the McArdle Laboratory for Cancer Research and was part of a team rebuilding the Bacillus thuringiensis insecticidal protein for plant transformation at Agrigenetics Advanced Research Inc.& Following her appointment as a Senior Quality Assurance Scientist at the Promega Corporation, Dr. Murray served as the Manufacturing Group leader for their Cell and Molecular Biology Products division.


Dr. Murray has taught Introduction to DNA Cloning, Genomic Cloning and Cytogenetics, DNA Technology, Technology and Innovation, Bioinformatics, and DNA Forensics (facilitating with Jason C Hodges).


Service and Outreach
Dr. Murray is a founder (with Dr. Michael Norton of Chemistry, and Marshall students Derek Gregg and Justin Swick) of Vandalia Research Inc., which commercializes the novel large-scale PCR process and instrumentation invented at Marshall University. Dr. Murray is interested in entrepreneurship and has mentored student E-teams, which have received funding from the National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance. Dr. Murray was one of two co-directors of training and mentoring for the "WV Biomedical Research Infrastructure Network", grant funded by NIH. She was also Co-PI of the NSF-funded project "Flow cytometer acquisition" and the NASA Space Grant Consortium K-12 Implementation Grant, "Gene mutation to demonstrate molecular techniques."


Contact Info
telephone: (304) 696-2366
e-mail: murraye@marshall.edu
web site: http://science.marshall.edu/murraye/