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Chris Murdock, Ph.D.

Lab photo - BY 114I have two primary areas of research: (1) vertebrate endocrinology and (2) microbial biodiversity. I am particularly interested in the regulatory pathways for growth and reproduction in fish. A major project in my laboratory is assessing the endocrine signals regulating growth in fish in response to probiotic treatments. I am also working on several projects focusing on measuring microbial diversity in environmental samples.

Courses Taught

  • BY 101 - Introductory Biology I
  • BY 102 - Introductory Biology II
  • BY 320 - Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy
  • BY 322 - Genetics
  • BY 434 - Animal Physiology
  • BY 450 - Molecular Biology
  • BY 546 - Molecular Genetics

Contact Information

Office: 124A Martin Hall (MAH)
Telephone: 256-782-8440
E-mail: murdock@jsu.edu

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