Dr. James D. Murray

Dr. Murray and donkeyThe Murray laboratory works on genetic engineering and gene editing in large animals, and on equine genetics, having contributed both to the creation of equine genetic maps and more recently to annotations and the definition of long-non coding RNA annotations in the horse genome. Professor Murray is a faculty member in the Department of Animal Science (CA&ES) and the Department of Population Health and Reproduction (SVM). He and his team have been responsible for discovering the genetic underpinnings of cerebellar abiotrophy in Arabian horses. Professor Murray’s current equine related research is focused on defining the genetics of the Santa Cruz Island horse.