Alison Murray

Dr. Alison Murray

Molecular Microbial Ecology Laboratory

Located in Reno, Nevada, the Molecular Microbial Ecology Lab is fully equipped for state of the art molecular biology, genomics, and bioinformatics research including capabilities to facilitate high-throughput molecular biology work, cultivation and recombinant DNA research.

Murray Lab Group
Alison Murray in the labChristian Riesenfeld Christian.Riesenfeld@dri.edu postdoc   fellowship, NSF Biologic Informatics
Protima   Wagh, Biotechnology, BS-MS degree program, College of Agriculture,   Biotechnology and Natural Resources, UNRGraduate   Committee Membership, Kristen Myers, Brown University-MBL
Staff   Scientist Vivian Peng,  BS in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, UCBResearch Intern Charlotte Tyler, B.S. Biochemistry and Molecular   Biology, UNR

Past lab members:

Post-doctoral researcher: Dr. Joseph Grzymski

Graduate students:
  • Alexandra Kameda (Environmental Sciences and Health, M.S., UNR, Dec. 2006)
  • Annika Mosier (Environmental Resource Sciences, M.S., UNR, Dec. 2004
Graduate students (committee member):
  • Dr. Sara Nassar, (Computer Science and Engineering, UNR; Ph.D. May 2008)
  • Dr. Kendra Zamzow, (Environmental Sciences and Health, UNR. Ph.D. Dec. 2007)
  • Dr. Mihailo Kaplarevic (Computer Engineering, Ph.D., U. Delaware, Apr 2007)
  • Nipesh Shah (Computer Science, M.S. UNR, Dec., 2004)
  • Sarah Marshall (Environmental Sciences and Health, M.S., UNR, July, 2002)
  • Dr. Claribel Cruz-Garcia (Soil Sciences, Ph.D. MSU Aug. 2002)
Undergraduate students:
  • Alex Dussaq, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, UNR Fall 2006 - Spring 2008; INBRE Summer research Fellowship Summer 2007, and NSF EPSCOR Undergraduate Research Fellowship 07-08 academic year
  • Scott Lucas, Biology, UNR, Fall 2004 through Spring 2006
  • Devin Currie, UM Amherst, Summer 2005
  • Jason Michaels, Biochemistry, UNR, Spring 2003
  • Alexandra Kameda (Biology, UNR Summer-Fall 2002)
High School students:
  • Alex Dussaq (Summer 2006)
  • Kaitlyn Shakleton (Summer 2005)
  • David Shakleton (Summer 2003)

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