Carl J. Murphy

Carl Murphy running the NMR spectrometer

Health and Metabolism Research Core Website

Research Collaborations

As manager of the Health and Metabolism Research Core (HaMR) I have the opportunity to collaborate with several research projects across the campus. Currently these projects include the study of biological samples (blood plasma, tissues, etc.) for a metabolomics analysis of the changes during hibernation, the phosphorus content of soil extracts, and micelle formation in cyclodextrin derivatives with diffusion experiments. The MRI and DXA have expanded my collaboration to include changes in metabolic health and muscle mass in humans during clinical trials, as well as studying arctic ground squirrels during hibernation, and working with local veterinarians to help with their patient diagnostics.

The HaMR Core also includes resources that can help with your microscopy and histology needs, as well as most aspects of animal-based research. Please contact me for more information.

Selected Publications

  1.   Gagne KR, Ewers SC, Murphy CJ, Daanen R, Anthony KW, Guerard JJ. Composition and photo-reactivity of organic matter from permafrost soils and surface waters in interior Alaska, Environ. Sci.: Processes Impacts (2020), 22, 1525-1539, doi:  10.1039/D0EM00097C
  2.   Coker MS, Ladd KR, Kim J, Murphy CJ, DeCort R, Newcomer BR, Wolfe RR, Coker RH. Essential Amino Acid Supplement Lowers Intrahepatic Lipid despite Excess Alcohol Consumption, Nutrients (2020), 12, 254, doi:10.3390/nu12010254
  3.   L.K. Bogren, C.J. Murphy, E.L. Johnston, N. Sinha, N.J. Serkova, K.L. Drew, “1H–NMR Metabolomic Biomarkers of Poor Outcome after Hemorrhagic Shock are Absent in Hibernators” PlosOne (2014), 9(9), e107493.


  • B.S. 2003, Bradley University
  • Ph.D. 2010 Purdue University


Phone: 907-474-5545  (NMR Facility)
                907-474-7847  (Imaging Suite)
Fax: 907-474-5294
Carl J. Murphy
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
University of Alaska Fairbanks
1930 Yukon Dr.
Room 136
Fairbanks, AK 99775-6160