Karen R. Murray Ph.D.
Assistant Vice President, Academic Affairs
Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Clinical Laboratory Sciences
Offices: 237 Administration Building, X-9103 (254-968-9103)
213i Science Building, X-9019 (254-968-9019)
PhD, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, University of North Texas Health Science Center, 2000
MBA, Strategic Managment & Marketing, University of Texas at Arlington, 1992
BS, Medical Technology, University of Texas at Arlington, 1988
Teddy & Lilly
Spring 2005 Classes
Biology 1214-General Biology
Supplemental Instruction for Biology 1214
Research interests include human metabolism, particularly in the areas of lipoprotein metabolism and assesmbly and the relationship to cardiovascular disease; cell signal transduction, particularly in the areas of lipid initiated signaling pathways and their relationship to cancer and Alzheimer's; cell membrane caveolar domains and the relationship of these regions to lipid import, export and cell signaling. Additional areas of specific research include the development of immunoassays for diagnostic medical purposes, and the development and evaluation of other diagnostic assays for cardiovascular disease, diabetes and cancer.
Karen R. Murray, Maya P. Nair, Amir F. Ayyobi, John S. Hill, P. Haydn Pritchard and Andras G. Lacko. Probing the 121-126 Domain of Lecithin: Cholesterol Acyltransferase Using Anitbodies. Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics. Vol. 385; No. 2, 267-275 (2001).
A.F. Ayyobi, A.G. Lacko, K. Murray, M. Nair, M.Li, HOF Moluizen, and P.H. Pritchard. Biochemical and compositional analyses of recombinant lecithin: cholesterol acyltransferase (LCAT) obtained from a hepatic source. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta. 1484: 1-13 (2000).
J. Kalman, B.J> Kudchodkar, K. Murray, WJ McConathy, A.Juhaxz, Z. Janka and A.G. Lacko. Evaluation of serum lipid related cardiovascular risk factors in Alzheimer's Disease. Dementia and Geriatric Cobnitive Disorders. 10: 488-493 (1999).
Karen R. Murray, Maya P. Nair, Walter J. McConathy and Andras G. Lacko. Enzyme
Linked Immunoassay (ELISA) for Lecithin: Cholesterol Acyltransferase (LCAT).
Analytical Letters. Vol. 32 No. 8, 1553-1564 (1999).
Karen R. Murray. A Novel Consortium Model for Delivering Clinical Laboratory Programs to Rural Regions, Journal of Clinical Laboratory Science, Vol. 18, No. 2., (2005).
Karen R. Murray. Impact of a Change in Program Structure on Student Retention in a BS-CLS Program, Journal of Clinical Laboratory Science, Vol. 16, No. 2, (2003).
Karen Murray, Maya P. Nair, P. Haydn Pritchard and Andras G. Lacko. Investigation of the 121-136 Domain, a putative Lipoprotein Binding Site of Lecithin Cholesterol Acyltransferase. Proceedings Society of Experimental Biology & Medicine. Vol. 223, No. 3, (2000).
Karen Murray, Maya Nair, P. Haydn Pritchard and Andras G. Lacko, Lipoprotein substrate binding site of LCAT. The FASEB Journal. Vol. 12, No. 8, (1998).
Other Information of Interest
Dr. Murray holds a board position on the American Society for Clinical Patholology (ASCP), Board of Registry, Molecular Pathology Examination Committee. In that capacity she contributes to the national certifcation examination for Molecular Pathology. Dr. Murray holds two certifications with the ASCP, the MT(ASCP) as a generalist medical technologist and SC(ASCP) as a specialist in diagnostic clinical chemistry. In addition she holds one certification from the National Credentialing Agency (NCA) for the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science, the CLS(NCA) as a Clinical Laboratory Scientist.
Dr. Murray also holds a board position in the Texas Association for Clinical Laboratory Science as the Commissioner on Goverance.
Dr. Murray and family are proprietors of Liatris Ranch.
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