Dr. Murray Contact Information
Office: Byrd Biotechnology Science Center 241G
Lab: Byrd Biotechnology Science Center 330
Classroom: Byrd Biotechnology Science Center 211/212
Dr. Murray Fall 2009 Schedule
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|4 PM||Uni 101|
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About Dr.Elizabeth Murray
Liz Murray checking out the Fermentation Mash at Maker's Mark, a regional biotechnology company.
I teach Biotechnology in the Integrated Science and Technology Department at Marshall University. I received my Ph.D. from the University of Kansas in Genetics in an interdisciplinary program. My M.S. is in Physical Anthropology from the University of Missouri while my undergraduate degree is in Anthropology from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.
My resume reflects my diverse background in science. My research interests include aptamer discovery, ricin; plant biotechnology; DNA damage from heavy metals; biotechnology (manufacturing, research and development and quality assurance); strawberry hydroponics; and biogeography of the blacknosed dace.
I 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 my appointment as a Senior Quality Assurance Scientist at the Promega Corporation, I served as the Manufacturing Group leader for their Cell and Molecular Biology Products division.
I am 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. I am interested in entrepreneurship and have mentored student NCIIA E-teams, which have received funding from the National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance. I was one of two co-directors of training and mentoring for the "WV Biomedical Research Infrastructure Network", grant funded by NIH. I 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."
I am Director of the Center for Bioengineering and Biomanufacturing Commercialization at Marshall University.
I am also a co-principal investigator of the National Science Foundation funded MU-ADVANCE Grant.
I am married to Jack Husted (Director, Huntington WV Vet Center) and we are the parents of two children, Ursula Murray Husted (an artist) and Nicholas Murray Husted (an actor).
Liz and Jack preparing to go caving with Dr. Tom Jones and the Karst Biology Class near Mammoth Cave.
My dog Amy, drawn by my cartoonist daughter, Ursula Murray Husted.