Michael P. Murtaugh, PhD

Michael P. Murtaugh

Contact Info


Office Phone 612-625-6735

Lab Phone 612-624-4926

Mailing Address:
205G Veterinary Science Building
1971 Commonwealth Ave.
St. Paul, MN, 55108

PhD, Entomology, Ohio State University

BS, Biology, University of Notre Dame



Molecular and cellular immunology, immunogenetics, viral immunology, viral evolution, molecular diagnostics, and gene expression

Awards & Recognition

Boehringer Ingelheim Swine Respiratory Disease Research Award, 2016


Research Summary/Interests

We study innate and adaptive immune responses in swine, including porcine immunology and anti-viral immunity. Expertise includes gene expression analysis, recombinant protein expression, immune assays, B cell biology, genomics, transcriptomics, and gene and protein discovery. Basic research is translated into veterinary diagnostic tools and supports collaborations in xenotransplantation and porcine models of human diseases. 



Academic Interests and Focus

Graduate education in mechanisms of animal health and disease, molecular biotechnology


  • CMB 8202 Mechanisms of Animal Health and Disease, course coordinator
  • CMB 8371 Mucosal Immunobiology, instructor
  • CMB 5910 Grantwriting, instructor