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Kelsey Murray

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Program Director - Environmental Engineering Tech & Pharmacy Technician
Program Co-Director - EET Controlled Environment Agriculture

(605) 718-2992

Education and Credentials

A.S. in Respiratory Care at Dakota State University

B.S. in Biochemistry at University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering at South Dakota School of Mines & Technology

Kelsey Murray, Ph.D., Western Dakota Technical (WDT) College Pharmacy Technology Director and Environmental Engineering Technology Director, has been full-time faculty at WDT since 2018.

Dr. Murray received her A.S. in Respiratory Care from Dakota State University, B.S. in Biochemistry from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, and Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from South Dakota School of Mines and Technology. She has maintained a PTCB Certified Pharmacy Technician standing since 2006 and has 15 years of pharmacy-related experience.

Dr. Murray is CEO and Founder of Crossover Biomedical, a genetics and genomics consulting company. Dr. Murray’s current research works to establish connections between the environment and human health, with emphasis on pathogenic and antibiotic resistance potential of microbes in surface and wastewater environments.

She has previous research and diagnostic experience in behavioral pharmacology, molecular diagnostic testing and surveillance of veterinary infections agents, pharmaceutical sciences, and biomedical engineering. Selected projects include: Factors Effecting PCP Self-Administration in Rhesus Monkeys, Optimization and Characterization of Lipid-Polycation-DNA Nanoparticles and Lipoplexes for Lung Cancer Gene Delivery, Delivery of Smurf2, a Potential Tumor Suppressor Gene, and Establishing Gene Fingerprints of Pathogenic Bacteria in Rapid Creek and the Big Sioux River.

Dr. Murray has been a keynote speaker/invited lecturer at more than 20 conferences and is the author of numerous reports, journal articles, laboratory manuals, and book chapters. She also serves on the Breadroot Cooperative, Live.Move.Be Farms, and South Dakota Public Health Association Boards of Directors.

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