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  • Murray, J.A. and R.C. Wyeth. 2015. Introduction to “Chemicals that Organize Ecology: Towards a Greater Integration of Chemoreception, Neuroscience, Organismal Biology, & Chemical Ecology”, a symposium sponsored by the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology, Integrative And Comparative Biology ID: icv089. In Integrative And Comparative Biology, 444-446. West Palm Beach, FL: Oxford Journals; Volume 55, Issue 3; Pp. 444-446.

  • Sevigny, J.L., Kirouac, Thomas, Ramsdell, Lawlor, Sharifi, Grewal, C. Baysdorfer, K. Curr, Naimie, Okamoto, J.A. Murray and J.M. Newcomb. 2015. The mitochondrial genomes of the nudibranch mollusks, Melibe leonina and Tritonia diomedea, and their impact on gastropod phylogeny, PLoS ONE 10(5): e0127519. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0127519. PLoS ONE 10: e0127519.

  • Sumner-Rooney, L.J., J.A. Murray, S.D. Cain and J.D. Sigwart. 2014. Do chitons have a compass? Evidence for magnetic sensitivity in Polyplacophora. Journal of Natural History. 48: 3033-3045.

  • Zazay, R., J.B. Morrison, R. Redondo and J.A. Murray. 2012. Structure and function of pedal neurons controlling muscle contractions in Tritonia diomedea. Impulse, the Premier Undergraduate Neuroscience Journal.

  • Murray, J.A., A.P. Jones, A.C. Links and A.D. Willows. 2011. Daily tracking of locomotion of the nudibranch Tritonia tetraquetra in nature, and the influence of water flow on orientation, crawling, and drag. Marine and Freshwater Behavior and Physiology.

  • Murray, J.A., S.D. Cain and J.D. Estepp. 2006. Advances in the neural bases of orientation and navigation. Integrative and Comparative Biology 46: 871-879.

  • Redondo, R.L. and J.A. Murray. 2005. A single neuron serves a significant role in effecting turning while crawling in the marine slug Tritonia diomedea (Bergh). Journal of Comparative Physiology A 191: 435-444.

  • Blackwell, J.S. and J.A. Murray. 2005. Neuronal responses to water flow in the marine slug Tritonia diomedea. Impulse.

  • Murray, J.A. 2004. Distributing digital video to multiple computers. The Journal of Undergraduate Neuroscience Education 2: A62-A64.

  • Murray, J.A. 2000. Computer-assisted visualizations of neural networks: expanding the field of view using seamless confocal montaging. J Neurosci Methods 98: 155-163.

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Educational Background

  • 1994 – Doctor of Philosophy, University of Washington ( Zoology - Neural correlates of orientation to water-flow in Tritonia diomedea)

  • 1988 – B.S., Cornell University (Neurobiology & Behavior)

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  • Chemical warfare in the ocean: How Tritonia diomedea preys upon the toxic soft coral Ptilosarcus gurneyi

  • Chemical Warfare in the Ocean: How Marine Slugs Prey Upon Toxic Animals

  • Acquisition of a Laser Confocal Microscope for Natural Science Research and Teaching— an MRI/RUI Proposal

  • Neurophysiology laboratory experience for biology majors and other advanced students.

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Positions & Honors

  • 2010 – Campus Representative, COAST

  • 2009-present – Campus rep. to Moss Landing Governing Board, CSUEB

  • 2007-2012 – Chair of Division of Neurobiology, Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology

  • 2005-2007, 2010, 2012 – Visiting Instructor, Friday Harbor Labs

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Collaborators, Advisors & Advisees

  • Amagata, T – SFSU

  • Cain, S – Eastern Oregon University

  • Redondo, R – MIT

  • Sommerhalter, M – CSUEB Chemistry

  • Willows, A – UW and Friday Harbor Labs

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