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Gleeson   Murphy DVM, MPH, PhD, DACVPM

Adjunct Professor

Upon completion of his studies at Louisiana State University, Dr. Murphy entered the U.S. Army Veterinary Corps with assignments as Chief of Medical Toxicology for the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense (USAMRICD) at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland (2007-2011), Chief of Preventive Medicine and Veterinary Services for the U.S. Military Training Mission (USMTM) in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (2011-2013), and Chief of the Bacterial and Parasitic Diseases Research Program for the U.S. Naval Medical Research Unit-3 (NAMRU-3) in Cairo, Egypt (2013-2015). Throughout these assignments, Dr. Murphy maintained adjunct instructorships with the Community College of Baltimore County (Essex and Dundalk, Maryland) and the University of Maryland – Europe (Riyadh, Saudi Arabia), where he taught pre-medical/pre-dental biology, anatomy, physiology, and microbiology. Dr. Murphy also assumed a leading role in human resource strategies for civilian employee evaluation and career progression at USAMRICD and NAMRU-3 with a goal of solidifying supervisory skills for new managers and increasing job satisfaction for employees in scientific/research laboratory settings.


Zoology, Louisiana State University (BS)
Louisiana State University (DVM)
Veterinary Medical Sciences (Environmental/Industrial Toxicology), Louisiana State University (PhD)
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (MPH)


Food/Water-borne enteric pathogens


Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine


Silver Award: Outstanding Supervisor, GS-12 and Below (Baltimore Federal Executive Board)
Meritorious Service Medal (x2)
Army Commendation Medal
Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal
Army Achievement Medal

Publication Highlights

Penn A, Murphy G, Barker S, Henk W, Penn L. 2005. Combustion-Derived Ultrafine Particles Transport Organic Toxicants to Target Respiratory Cells.  Environ. Health Persp. 113(8):956-963.

Penn A, Murphy G. 2005. The Cardiovascular System.  In: Encyclopedia of Toxicology, 2nd Ed.  Elsevier Academic Press.

Ornelas-Almeida MA, Oliveira FRB, da Silva AE, Moreira ELT, Maia PCC, Duarte LFC, Murphy G, Ayres MCC. 2007. Nodular Trombiculinosis Caused by Apollonia tigipioensis, Torres and Braga (1938), in an Ostrich (Struthio camelus) and a House Sparrow (Passer domesticus).  Vet. Parasitol. 150(4): 374-377.

Murphy G, Rouse RL, Polk WL, Henk WG, Barker SA, Boudreaux MJ, Floyd ZE, and Penn AL. 2008. Combustion-Derived Hydrocarbons Localize to Lipid Droplets in Respiratory Cells. Am. J. Respir. Cell Mol. Biol. 38(5):532-540.

Rouse RL, Murphy G, Boudreaux MJ, Paulsen DB, and Penn AL. 2008. Soot Nanoparticles Promote Biotransformation, Oxidative Stress, and Inflammation in Murine Lungs. Am. J. Respir. Cell Mol. Biol. 39(2):198-207.

Domingues LF, Botura MB, da Cruz ACFG, Yuki CC, da Silva GD, Costa MS, Murphy G, Moreira EDT, de Meneses IDS, de Almeida MdGAR, Branco A, de Almeida MAO, Batatinha MJM. 2010. Evaluation of anthelmintic activity of liquid waste of Agave sisalana (sisal) in goats. Rev. Bras. Parasitol. Vet., Jaboticabal 19(4): 270-272.

Wong B, Perkins MW, Santos MD, Rodriguez AM, Murphy G, and Sciuto AM. 2013. Development of a model for nerve agent inhalation in conscious rats. Toxicology Mechanisms and Methods 23(7): 537-547.

Perkins MW, Wong B, Devorak J, Alves DA, Murphy G, and Sciuto AM. 2013. Inhalation toxicity of soman vapor in non-anesthetized rats: a preliminary assessment of inhaled bronchodilator or steroid therapy. Chemico-Biologic Interactions 206(3): 452-461.