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Brian G Murphy
Associate Professor
Pathology, Microbiology & Immunology

4315 Vet Med 3A
Davis, CA 95616

+1 530 752 9011
bmurphy@ucdavis.edu

   

Research Focus

Retroviral transcriptional regulation and the relationship of viral-host cell interaction to pathogenesis

Coronavirus cell/tissue tropism and pathogenesis

Orthopedic and oral pathology

Specialty Focus

  • Orthopedic and oral pathology
  • Pathology of lower vertebrates and invertebrates

Education

1988 BA Biology, Whitman College, Walla Walla WA
1992 DVM , Washington State University, Pullman, WA
2006 PhD Virology/Veterinary Pathology Residency, Washington State University, Pullman, WA

Honors and Awards

2012 Favorite Teacher Award, 2011-2012, UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine Class of 2014
2011 Favorite Teacher Award, 2010-2011, UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine Class of 2013
2010 Favorite Teacher Award, 2009-2010, UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine Class of 2012
2009 Favorite Teacher Award, 2008-2009, UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine Class of 2011
2006 C.L. Davis Veterinary Pathology Scholarship
2004-2006 National Institutes of Health, Immunology Training Grant
2003 Washington State University, Teaching Assistant Excellence Award
2000-2003 ARCS Scholarship (Achievement Rewards for College Scientists)

Licenses

Diplomate American College of Veterinary Pathologists

Active Research Grants

Principal Investigator, Feline Immunodeficiency Virus Persistence, (Principal Investigator), Bernice Barbour Foundation

Co-Principal Investigator, Unmasking cellular targets of feline herpes and coronaviruses, (Principal Investigator), Center for Companion Animal Health

Co-Principal Investigator, Expression of Foxp3 and interleukin-17 in canine periodontal disease, endodontic disease and oral neoplasms , (Principal Investigator), Waltham Foundation

Co-Principal Investigator, Establishing an in vitro assay for evaluating compounds with efficacy against feline coronvirus, (Principal Investigator), Winn Feline Foundation w/ matching funds form CCAH

Principal Investigator, RNA-directed gene editing as a tool for reducing or eradicating total FIV loads- a pilot study, (Principal Investigator), Center for Companion Animal Health

Principal Investigator, Evaluating compounds with activity against feline coronavirus, (Principal Investigator), Center for Companion Animal Health

Co-Principal Investigator, VMTH resident grant, (Principal Investigator), VMTH LA Resident grant

Most Recent 10 Publications

  • Brian G Murphy: Cartilage immunoprivilege depends on donor source and lesion location 2015 B. Arzi, G. DuRaine, C.A. Lee, D.J. Huey, D.L. Borjesson, B. Murphy, J. Hu, N. Baumgarth, K.A. Athanasiou. Cartilage immunoprivilege depends on donor source and lesion location Acta Biomaterialia,
  • Brian G Murphy: Osteonecrosis of the jaws in dogs in previously irradiated fields: 13 cases (1989 – 2014). 2015 A. Nemec, B. Arzi, K. Hansen, B.G. Murphy, M.J. Lommer, S. Peralta, F.J.M. Verstraete Osteonecrosis of the jaws in dogs in previously irradiated fields: 13 cases (1989 – 2014). Frontiers in Veterinary Science, section Veterinary Dentistry and Oromaxillofacial Surgery,,
  • Brian G Murphy: Endoscopic Removal of an Intrathoracic Tracheal Osteochondroma in a Dog. 2015 MM Hawley, LR Johnson, EG Johnson, PJ Pascoe, BG Murphy Endoscopic Removal of an Intrathoracic Tracheal Osteochondroma in a Dog. JAVMA,
  • Brian G Murphy: Implant-associated neoplasia in 15 dogs: case series and review of the literature 2015 AG Burton, EG Johnson, W Vernau, BG Murphy Implant-associated neoplasia in 15 dogs: case series and review of the literature JAVMA,
  • Brian G Murphy: Chytridiomycosis in Dwarf African Frogs (Hymenochirus curtipes) 2015 B.G. Murphy, C. Hillman, J.M. Groff Chytridiomycosis in Dwarf African Frogs (Hymenochirus curtipes) Diseases of Aquatic Organisms,
  • Brian G Murphy: Feline foamy virus adversely affects feline mesenchymal stem cell culture and expansion: implications for animal model development 2015 Arzi B, Kol A, Murphy B, Walker NJ, Wood J, Clark K, Verstraete FJM, Borjesson D Feline foamy virus adversely affects feline mesenchymal stem cell culture and expansion: implications for animal model development" for publication in Stem Cells and Development Stem Cells and Development,
  • Brian G Murphy: Laser Capture Microdissection of Feline Streptomyces spp. Pyogranulomatous Dermatitis and Cellulitis 

2015 Traslavina RP, Reilly CM, Vasireddy R, Samitz EM, Stepnik CT, Outerbridge C, Affolter VK, Byrne BA, Lowenstine LJ, White SD, Murphy B Laser Capture Microdissection of Feline Streptomyces spp. Pyogranulomatous Dermatitis and Cellulitis Veterinary Pathology,
  • Brian G Murphy: Levels of Feline Infectious Peritonitis Virus in blood, effusions, and various tissues and the role of lymphopenia in disease outcome following experimental infection, 2015 Pedersen NC, Eckstrand C, Liu H, Leutenegger C, Murphy BG Levels of Feline Infectious Peritonitis Virus in blood, effusions, and various tissues and the role of lymphopenia in disease outcome following experimental infection, Veterinary Microbiology,
  • Brian G Murphy: An outbreak of thyroid hyperplasia (goiter) with high mortality in English budgerigars (Melopsittacus undulatus) 2014 Loukopoulos P, Bautista AC, Puschner B, Murphy BG, Crossley BM, Holser I, Gomes L, Shivaprasad HL, Uzal FA An outbreak of thyroid hyperplasia (goiter) with high mortality in English budgerigars (Melopsittacus undulatus) J Vet Diagnostic Investigation,
  • Brian G Murphy: The expression of calretinin and cytokeratins in canine acanthomatous ameloblastoma and oral squamous cell carcinoma 2014 Fulton A, Arzi B, Murphy BG, Naydan DK, Verstraete FJ The expression of calretinin and cytokeratins in canine acanthomatous ameloblastoma and oral squamous cell carcinoma Vet Comp Oncol, doi: 10.1111/j.1476-5829.2012.00356.x,