LISA A. MURPHY
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New Bolton Center Kennett Square, PA
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Ryan Hospital Philadelphia, PA
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215-746-8911
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LISA A. MURPHY, B.S., V.M.D.

Associate Professor of Toxicology, Department of Pathobiology , University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine

Diplomate, American Board of Toxicology

Research Areas: Animal decontamination, Anticoagulant rodenticides, Emerging toxicants, Freshwater algal toxins, Toxicology,
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Contact Information:
New Bolton Center
Toxicology Laboratory
382 W. Street Road

The PADLS Toxicology Laboratory at New Bolton Center provides a full veterinary diagnostic toxicology service to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The Laboratory provides:

• A broad spectrum of analyses for both natural and man-made toxicants including mycotoxins, drugs, environmental contaminants, insecticides, rodenticides, anions, and metals performed on a variety of sample matrices.

• A broad spectrum of analyses for nutritionally relevant compounds including metals (selenium, copper, zinc, etc.)and vitamin E in animal samples.

• Case consultation.

• Assistance in field investigation of possible toxicoses.

• An active method development program for new or emerging toxicants, markers of nutritional status and chemical food contaminants.

Roles in the Pennsylvania Animal Diagnostic Laboratory System (PADLS)

• Laboratory Head, PADLS New Bolton Center Toxicology Laboratory,
Responsible for the day-to-day operations and all aspects of diagnostics and research conducted by the toxicology laboratory that runs in excess of 3500 cases annually.

Description of Research Expertise

Our research focuses on issues related to environmental contaminants including:
1. Freshwater algal toxins
2. Lead and mercury
3. Anticoagulant rodenticides
4. Animal decontamination related to natural and man-made disasters

Primary point of contact for the following:

• Food Emergency Response Network (FERN)
• National Animal Health Laboratory Network (NAHLN)
• Food & Drug Administration’s Veterinary Laboratory Investigation & Response Network (FDA Vet-LIRN)
• Northeast Wildlife Disease Cooperative (NWDC). Newly formed in 2012, NWDC provides wildlife diagnostics to state and federal wildlife agencies in the Northeastern United States. Through the consortium’s cooperative structure multiple institutions contribute their respective skills and knowledge, and individual states pool their resources to fund a cost-effective and efficient means of detecting, diagnosing, and addressing wildlife disease events.

• PADLS Resident Director. Oversight for all PADLS New Bolton Center Laboratories – Pathology (Avian and Mammalian), Microbiology, Molecular Diagnostics, and Toxicology.

Luethy, D., Bender, S., Murphy, L., Marchitello, M., Nolen-Watson, R. D. Pyrethroid toxicity in a Vietnamese pot-bellied pig Can Vet J 60: 377-380, 2019.

Aplasca, A. C., Titus, V., Ossiboff, R. J., Murphy, L., Seimon, T. A., Ingerman, K., Moser, W. E., Calle, P. P., Iv, J. M. S. HEALTH ASSESSMENT OF FREE-RANGING CHELONIANS IN AN URBAN SECTION OF THE BRONX RIVER, NEW YORK, USA J Wildl Dis 55: 352-362, 2019.

Murphy, L. A., Dunayer, E. K. Xylitol Toxicosis in Dogs: An Update Vet Clin North Am Small Anim Pract 48: 985-990, 2018.

Vudathala, D., Smith, S., Khoo, L., Kuhn, D. D., Mainous, M. E., Steadman, J., Murphy, L. Analysis of microcystin-LR and nodularin using triple quad liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry and histopathology in experimental fish Toxicon 138: 82-88, 2017.

Eleftheriou, A., Murphy, L., Welte, S. EVALUATION OF LEAD AND MERCURY PREVALENCE IN BALD EAGLES (HALIAEETUS LEUCOCEPHALUS) FROM THE MID-ATLANTIC UNITED STATES J Zoo Wildl Med 48: 910-914, 2017.

Lee, F. F., Bradley, C. W., Cain, C. L., White, S. D., Outerbridge, C. A., Murphy, L. A., Mauldin, E. A. Localized parakeratotic hyperkeratosis in sixteen Boston terrier dogs Vet Dermatol 27: 384-e96, 2016.

Mittelman, N. S., Engiles, J. B., Murphy, L., Vudathala, D., Johnson, A. L. Presumptive Iatrogenic Microcystin-Associated Liver Failure and Encephalopathy in a Holsteiner Gelding J Vet Intern Med 30: 1747-1751, 2016.

Murphy, L. A. Environmental Toxicology: Considerations for Exotic Pets Journal of Exotic Pet Medicine 24: 390-397, 2015.

Vudathala, D. K., Cummings, M. R., Murphy, L. A. A multiresidue screen for the analysis of toxicants in bovine rumen contents J Vet Diagn Invest 26: 531-537, 2014.

Marx, J. O., Vudathala, D., Murphy, L., Rankin, S., Hankenson, F. C. Antibiotic administration in the drinking water of mice J Am Assoc Lab Anim Sci 53: 301-306, 2014.

B.S. (Biological Sciences) Stanford University, 1992

V.M.D. (Veterinary Medicine) University of Pennsylvania, 1997