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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LISA A. MURPHY, B.S., V.M.D.

Diplomate, American Board of Toxicology

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

Research Areas: Animal decontamination, Anticoagulant rodenticides, Emerging toxicants, Freshwater algal toxins, Toxicology,
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Contact Information:
PADLS New Bolton Center
Toxicology Laboratory
382 W. Street Road
Kennett Square, PA 19348

Description of Research Expertise

Dr. Murphy’s research interests are related to environmental contaminants including:
• Freshwater algal toxins
• Lead and mercury
• Anticoagulant rodenticides
• Animal decontamination related to natural and man-made disasters

Dr. Murphy is the primary point of contact for:
• Food Emergency Response Network (FERN)
• National Animal Health Laboratory Network (NAHLN)
• Food & Drug Administration’s Veterinary Laboratory Investigation & Response Network (FDA Vet-LIRN)

Dr. Murphy is the Resident Director of the Pennsylvania Animal Diagnostic Laboratory System (PADLS) at New Bolton Center, the Section Head for the Toxicology Laboratory, and the co-director of Penn Vet’s new Pennsylvania Wildlife Futures Program.
The Toxicology Laboratory provides full veterinary diagnostic toxicology services to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania including:
• 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.

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

Diplomate, American Board of Toxicology