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Animal & Veterinary Science

Physical Address:
E. J. Iddings Agricultural Science Laboratory, Rm 213
606 S Rayburn St

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2330
Moscow, ID 83844-2330

Phone: 208-885-6345

Fax: 208-885-6420

Email: avs@uidaho.edu

Web: uidaho.edu/cals/avs

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Caine Veterinary Teaching Center

Mailing Address:
1020 East Homedale Road
Caldwell, Idaho 83607

Phone: 208-454-8657

Email: ldubose@uidaho.edu

Web: cainecenter.uidaho.edu

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Mailing Address:
16 Hot Springs Ranch Road
Carmen, ID 83462

Phone: 208-756-2749

Web: uidaho.edu/cals/nmcreec

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Gordon Murdoch

Gordon Murdoch

Associate Professor

Office

Ag Biotech, Room 309

Phone

208-885-7370

Mailing Address

Animal and Veterinary Science
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2330
Moscow, ID 83844-2330

Murdoch primarily assesses and evaluates the physiological status of striated muscle in the context of nutritional changes, growth promoters and genetic variation using advanced high-throughput molecular tools such as gene expression analyses (qRT-PCR), transcriptome analyses and proteomic, enzymatic and biochemical assays.

Ph.D., University of Alberta, 2004
M.S., University of Alberta, 1997
B.Sc., University of Alberta, 1994
B.Sc., University of Alberta, 1990

  • To better understand the natural physiological mechanisms that regulate satellite cell number, activation, recruitment and replenishment in prenatal and postnatal mammals, as well as in post-larval teleost species.
  • The natural interaction and cross-talk that exists in skeletal muscle between satellite cells and myoblasts, with pre-adipoblasts and adipocytes.
  • Centered on the mediation and determination of carcass and muscle phenotype, as determined and regulated through alterations in gene expression (transcriptome) and protein expression (proteome).
  • Focus on how muscle tissue grows and its relationship to the end-product meat quality. This includes, but is not limited to, the characterization of nutrition, growth promoters, genetic selection and environmental conditions on the growth and performance of cattle.
  • Increase the efficiency of muscle growth in cattle while improving meat quality traits such as tenderness, juiciness, flavor and consistency.

  • K.C. Chapalamadugu, B.M. Murdoch, B.D. Robision, R.A. Hill, and G.K. Murdoch Oncorhynchus mykiss pax7 sequence variations with comparative analyses against other teleost species. (2015) SpringerPlus, 4:263. doi:10.1186/s40064-015-1030-7.
  • K.J. Thornton, R.P. Richard, M.J. Colle, M.E. Doumit, M.J. de Veth, C.W. Hunt, G.K. Murdoch Effects of dietary potato by-product and rumen-protected histidine on animal performance and color stability of beef. (2015) Meat Science 107: 64–74) All work, analyses and manuscript preparation performed in my lab.
  • K.C. Chapalamadugu, C.A. VandeVoort, M. Settles, B.D. Robison and G.K. Murdoch Maternal Bisphenol A exposure impacts the fetal heart transcriptome. (2014) PLoS One 9(2): e89096. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0089096. All work, analyses and manuscript preparation performed in my lab.
  • C.M. Welch, K.J. Thornton, G.K. Murdoch, K.C. Chapalamadugu, C.S. Schneider, J.K. Ahola, J.B. Hall, W.J. Price, and R.A. Hill An examination of the association of serum IGF-I concentration, potential candidate genes, and fiber type composition with variation in residual feed intake in progeny of Red Angus sires divergent for maintenance energy EPD. (2013) Journal of Animal Science, 91(12): 5626-5636.
  • M.J. Benner, M.L. Settles, G.K. Murdoch, R.W. Hardy, and B.D. Robison Sex specific transcriptional responses of the zebrafish (Danio rerio) brain selenoproteome to acute sodium selenite supplementation. (2013) Physiol. Genom. 45(15): 653-66.
  • S. Acharya, A. Peters, A. Norton, G.K. Murdoch, and R.A Hill Change in Nox4 expression is accompanied by changes in myogenic marker expression in differentiating C2C12 myoblasts. (2013) Pflügers Arch. – Eur. J Physiol. 465: 1181–1196.
  • C. Welch, J. Ahola, J. Hall, G.K. Murdoch, D Crews, M. Doumit, L. Davis, W. Price R.A. Hill Relationships among performance, residual feed intake, and product quality of progeny from Red Angus sires divergent for maintenance energy EPD requirements (2012) J. Anim. Sci. doi: 10.2527/jas.2012-5184 Muscle fiber-type analyses, contribution to data analyses, physiological interpretation and manuscript preparation.
  • M. Oswald, R. Drew, G.K. Murdoch, B.D. Robison Is behavioral variation along the bold-shy continuum associated with variation in the stress axis in zebrafish? (2012) Physiol. Biochem. Zool. 85(6): 718-728 Contribution to data analyses, candidate gene interpretation and manuscript preparation.
  • K. J. Thornton, C.M. Welch, L.C. Davis, M.E. Doumit, R.A. Hill, G.K. Murdoch Bovine sire selection based upon maintenance energy impacts muscle fiber type and meat color of F1 progeny. (2012) J. Anim. Sci. 90: 1617-1627. Experimental design and all analyses performed in my lab.
  • Erica Bree Rosenblum, Thomas J. Poorten, Matthew Settles and Gordon K. Murdoch Only skin deep: shared genetic response to the deadly chytrid fungus in susceptible frog species. (2012) Mol. Ecol. (“From the Cover” article) 21(13): 3110-3120. Contribution to data analyses, candidate gene interpretation and manuscript preparation.
  • P. Cheguru, K.C. Chapalamadugu, M.E. Doumit, G.K. Murdoch, R.A. Hill Adipocyte differentiation-specific gene transcriptional response to C18 unsaturated fatty acids plus insulin. Pflugers Archive-European J. Physiology Volume (2012),463(3) 429-447 Contribution to data analyses, candidate gene interpretation and manuscript preparation.
  • K.J.B. Martins, M. St-Louis, G.K. Murdoch, I. MacLean, W.T. Dixon, P. McDonald, C.T. Putman, R.N. Michel Nitric Oxide Synthase Inhibition Prevents Activity-Induced Calcineurin-NFATc1 Signalling and Fast-to-Slow Skeletal Muscle Fibre Type Conversions (2012) J. Physiol. 590, 1427-1442. Performed qRT-PCR design and analyses. “one of the three most viewed papers from the 15 March 2012 issue of The Journal of Physiology on our Highwire website – http://jp.physoc.org during the first three months of its publication”- Editor-in-Chief; David Paterson.
  • K. J. Thornton, C.M. Welch, L.C. Davis, M.E. Doumit, R.A. Hill, G.K. Murdoch Bovine sire selection based upon maintenance energy impacts muscle fiber type and meat color of F1 progeny J. Anim. Sci. (Accepted December 2011) Experimental design and all analyses performed in my lab.
  • P. Cheguru, K.C. Chapalamadugu, M.E. Doumit, G.K. Murdoch, R.A. Hill Adipocyte differentiation-specific gene transcriptional response to C18 unsaturated fatty acids plus insulin. Pflugers Archive-European J. Physiology (Accepted December 2011 DOI pending).
  • K.J.B. Martins, M. St-Louis, G.K. Murdoch, I. MacLean, W.T. Dixon, P. McDonald, C.T. Putman, R.N. Michel Nitric Oxide Synthase Inhibition Prevents Activity-Induced Calcineurin-NFATc1 Signalling and Fast-to-Slow Skeletal Muscle Fibre Type Conversions J. Physiol. (Accepted December 2011) Performed qRT-PCR design and analyses.
  • B.M. Murdoch, G.K. Murdoch, M. Settles, S.D. McKay; J.L. Williams; S.S. Moore Genome-wide Scan Identifies Loci Associated with Classical BSE Occurrence PLoS one 2011; 6(11):e26819. Contribution to data analyses, candidate gene interpretation and manuscript preparation.
  • D.C. Julien, S. Behnke, G. Wang, G.K. Murdoch, R.A. Hill Utilization of monoclonal antibody-targeted nanomaterials in the treatment of cancer. (2011) mABs 3:5, 1-12. Contribution to qRT-PCR analyses, primer-probe design and manuscript preparation.
  • K.J.B. Martins , I. MacLean , G.K. Murdoch , W.T. Dixon , C.T. Putman Nitric oxide synthase inhibition delays low-frequency stimulation-induced satellite cell activation in rat fast-twitch muscle (2011) Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism 36:(6) 996-1000, 10.1139/h11-091 Performed qRT-PCR design and analyses.
  • J.B. Ewaschuk, G.K. Murdoch, I. R. Johnson, K. L. Madsen, C. J. Field Glutamine supplementation improves intestinal barrier function in a weaned piglet model of E. coli infection (2011) British Journal of Nutrition DOI:10.1017/S0007114511001152 Experimental design, performed RNA extraction, qRT-PCR design and analyses, data analyses and manuscript preparation. 
  • D.C. Julien, A. Giri, M. Papasani, G.K. Murdoch, P. Hrdlicka, R.A. Hill Anti-K-ras siRNA to treat Pancreatic Cancer (2010) NSTI-Nanotech 3: 401-404. Experimental design and data analyses.

  • R.M. Wade Excellence in Teaching, University of Idaho, 2015
  • Outstanding Academic Advisor, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, University of Idaho, 2012-2013
  • AVS Outstanding Academic Advisor, Department of Animal and Veterinary Science, University of Idaho, 2010-2011

Contacts

Animal & Veterinary Science

Physical Address:
E. J. Iddings Agricultural Science Laboratory, Rm 213
606 S Rayburn St

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2330
Moscow, ID 83844-2330

Phone: 208-885-6345

Fax: 208-885-6420

Email: avs@uidaho.edu

Web: uidaho.edu/cals/avs

Directions

Caine Veterinary Teaching Center

Mailing Address:
1020 East Homedale Road
Caldwell, Idaho 83607

Phone: 208-454-8657

Email: ldubose@uidaho.edu

Web: cainecenter.uidaho.edu

Directions

Mailing Address:
16 Hot Springs Ranch Road
Carmen, ID 83462

Phone: 208-756-2749

Web: uidaho.edu/cals/nmcreec

Directions