Chris Murdock, Ph.D.

Professor of Biology
Office: 124C Martin Hall / Lab: 113 McGee Science Center

Dr. Murdock is a molecular biologist with a diverse array of research interests that include vertebrate sex determination, reproductive endocrinology, and transcriptomics. Recent research projects have focused on the identification and characterization of genes expressed in the venom glands of pit viper (e.g., Timber Rattlesnake), as well as the use of environmental DNA (eDNA) to detect and monitor aquatic vertebrates (fish and amphibians) in Alabama.

Chris Murdock

Courses Taught

  • BY 101 - Introductory Biology I
  • BY 322 - Genetics
  • BY 450 - Molecular Biology
  • BY 478 - Endocrinology


  • Ph.D. - University of Alabama at Birmingham (Department of Biology)