Caitlin N. Murphy, Ph.D.

Department Affiliations
Assistant Professor
Assistant Director, Nebraska Medicine Clinical Microbiology Laboratory


Education and Training
B.S., University of Michigan, 2007
M.S., University of Nevada, Las Vegas School of Life Sciences, 2009
Ph.D., University of Iowa, Department of Microbiology, 2014
Postdoctoral Fellow, Clinical Microbiology, University of Nebraska Medical Center, 2016
Assistant Professor, University of Nebraska Medical Center, 2016-Present
D(ABMM), Diplomate American Board of Medical Microbiology, 2016

Teaching Activities
Clinical Microbiology Plate Rounds
Lecturer, Medical Microbiology for Pharmacists

National Activities
Member, American Society for Microbiology (2007 – present)

Notable Publications
Buss, B.F., A. Keyser-Metobo, J. Rother, L. Holtz, K. Gall, J. Jereb, C.N. Murphy, P.C. Iwen, S. Robbe-Austerman, P. Infield. Possible human-to-human transmission of Mycobacterium bovis - Nebraska 2014. Mora Mortal Wkly Rep. 2016 Mar 4; 65(8):197-201

Clegg, S. and C.N. Murphy. Epidemiology and virulence of Klebsiella pneumoniae. Microbiol Spectr. 2016 Feb; 4(1): UTI-0005-2012

Southern, T. R., L. Racsa, C. Albarino, P. Fey, S. Hinrichs, C. N. Murphy, V. Herrera, A. Sambol, C. Hill, E. Ryan, C. Kraft, S. Campbell, T. Sealy, A. Schuh, J. Ritchie, G. M. Lyon, A. Mehta, J. Varkey, B. Ribner, K. Brantly, U. Stroher, P. Iwen, E. Burd. Detection of Zaire ebola virus from contrived and clinical specimens using FilmArray and qRT-PCR. J Clin Microbiol. 2015 Sep;53(9):2956-60

Murphy, C. N., M.S. Mortensen, K.A. Krogfelt, S. Clegg. 2013. Role of Klebsiella pneumoniae type 1 and type 3 fimbriae in colonizing silicone tubes implanted into the bladder of mice as a model of catheter-associated urinary tract infections. Infect Immun. 2013 Aug;81(8):3009-17

Murphy, C. N., J Dodsworth, A. Babbit, B.P. Hedlund. 2013. Community microrespirometry and molecular analyses reveal a diverse energy economy in Great Boiling Spring and Sandy's Spring West in the U.S. Great Basin. Appl Environ Microbiol. 2013 May;79(10):3306-10.

Southern, T. R., A. Brockman, S.N. Buss, C. Carlson, C. N. Murphy, P. Fey, P. C. Iwen. Validation and performance of an algorithm for the detection of carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae. Abstract of the Association of Public Health Laboratories Annual Meeting, 2015

Murphy, C.N. and S. Clegg. Cyclic di-GMP dependent regulation of type 3 fimbrial expression in Klebsiella pneumoniae. Abstract of the Molecular Genetics of Bacteria and Phages Conference, 2013.

Murphy, C. N. and S. Clegg. Evaluation of the virulence of type 1 and type 3 fimbrial mutants of Klebsiella pneumoniae in catheter-associated urinary tract infections using a murine model. Abstract of the 19th Annual Midwest Microbial Pathogenesis Conference, 2012.

Johnson, J.G., C.N. Murphy, S. Clegg. Characterization of the cyclic-di-GMP binding protein MrkH in type 3 fimbrial expression and biofilm formation in Klebsiella pneumoniae. Abstract of the 17th Annual Midwest Microbial Pathogenesis Conference, 2010.

Murphy, C.N., J. Dodsworth, B.P. Hedlund. The use of microrespirometery to examine the stimulation of oxygen consumption using potential electron donors in geothermal environments. Abstract of the Wind River Conference on Prokaryotic Biology, 2009.

Murphy, C.N. and B.P. Hedlund. Electron Donors in Great Basin Hot Springs. Abstract of the UNLV BIOS Symposium, 2008.

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