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.