Eric J. Murphy, Ph.D.

CEO and CSO

Eric J. Murphy, Ph.D. brings a wealth of experience to Krampade as he has over 25 years of experience in industry and in higher education.  A former National Research Council senior fellow at the National Institutes of Health, he is a well-known lipid biochemist and former editor-in-chief of a leading scientific journal in his field.  He received his B.A. in biology and history from Hastings College in Hastings, Nebraska. He received his Ph.D. in biochemistry, with an emphasis in lipid neurochemistry, from The Ohio State University.  Dr. Murphy received the prestigious award of being named an AOCS Fellow in 2019.  Dr. Murphy is currently a professor of biomedical sciences at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences. He also serves as CSO and V.P. Research and Product Development for Agragen, LLC and Agragen, OY, a plant biotechnology company focused on developing bioactive lipids and biological pharmaceuticals in Camelina sativa.

When not teaching or conducting research or being innovative, he likes to backstop med school hockey and loves going one-on-one with VP of Research and Operations.  An avid Buckeye, he follows all things Ohio State, so we don’t mention that team up north too much at Krampade.  He is known as a bit of a neat freak around Krampade, so rest assured our facility is very clean and organized, just like his lab.

Cameron C. Murphy, Ph.D.

V.P. Research and Development

Cameron C. Murphy, Ph.D. brings additional experience in science to Krampade.  He received his B.A. in chemistry from Hastings College in Hastings, Nebraska and earned his Ph.D. in the combined nutrition/food science program at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln.  He has worked at Novartis/GSK in a good manufacturing practice environment at their Lincoln, NE facility, bringing additional industrial and manufacturing background to the company.  Cameron uses this varied experience to run day-to-day operations and is the formulator extraordinaire for Krampade products.

When he is not busy making Krampade, he officiates ice hockey as a level 4 USA Hockey Official and goes one-on-one with the CEO of Krampade in the other net during pickup med school ice hockey games.  Of course the 2020 census wouldn’t have made its goal in the Grand Forks region without Cam out there taking names and checking them twice.

Sean B. Murphy

V.P. Marketing and Promotions

Sean B. Murphy brings a wealth of creative talents to our marketing space and has worked on all of our ad concepts, ad production, and related efforts since the inception of the company. Sean is an All-American in Greco-Roman wrestling and a letter winner at the University of Nebraska (UNL) in wrestling. He has recently retired from wrestling due to injuries.   He majored in biochemistry and a minor in viola performance at UNL. He continues working for Krampade where he is involved in product production and leads the creative side of our company, including leading our broad marketing efforts.

When Sean isn’t making Krampade or coming up with a ridiculously insane ad, he brings his wrestling knowledge to the mat as a high school wrestling official.  He continues to play his viola, but also is known to make some pretty awesome costumes for cosplay.  So a wrestling violist with a nerdy streak.