Santa Clara University

Biology department
Phone: 408-554-4496
Fax: 408-554-2710
Location: Alumni Science Hall
Room number: Alumni Science 239

William Murray

Adjunct Associate Professor

Educational Background

DVM, 1990 Purdue University
Clinical Pathology Internship 1990-1991, Stanford University Dept of Comparative Medicine
Postdoctoral Fellowship, 1991-1994, Stanford University, Department of Medical Microbiology & Immunology



Bio 2 Human Health Human Disease
Bio 111 Parasitic Microbiology
Bio 112 Pathogenic Microbiology
Bio 113 Microbiology
Bio 145 Virology



Molecular pathogenesis and ecology of Enteropathogenic E. coli (EPEC) and Vibrio cholerae infections Zoonotic diseases, especially parasitic zoonoses associated with wildlife and the public health significance and epidemiology of Baylisascaris procyonis in urban raccoon populations. The public health significance, epidemiology and pathogenic potential of microorganisms associated with bioterrorism.



Book Chapter

Murray, W.J. Raccoon Roundwork Infection (Baylisacariasis): A Zoonoiss of Pedriatic and public Health concern. In Emerging Infections, Volume 6. ASM Press, Washington, DC. 2004. (Book Chapter)

Research Publications

G.P. Roussere, W.J. Murray, C.B. Raudenbush, M.J. Kutilek, D.J. Levee and K.R. Kazacos. Raccoon Roundworm Eggs Near Homes and Risk for Larva Migran Disease, California Communities. Emerging Infectious Diseases. 2003. 9:(12) 1516-1522.

Murray, W.J. and Ash, LR. Delusional Parasitosis. Clinical Microbiology Newsletter. 2004 (in press).

Sandfort, R.F. W.J. Murray and J.M. Janda. Moellerella wisconsensis Isolated from the Oraly Cavity of a Wild Raccoon (Procyon lotor). Vector Borne and Zoonotic Diseases. 2002. 2: (3) 197-199.

Murray, W.J. Human Infections caused by the Raccoon Roundworm, Baylisascaris procyonis. 2002. 24: (1) 1-7. Clinical Microbiology Newletter.

Stephens, C. and W.J. Murray. Pathogen Evolution: How Good Bacteria go bad. 2001. Current Biology 11: (2) R53-R56.

Park S., Glaser C., W.J. Murray and Kazacos KR, et al., Raccoon Roundworm (Baylisascaris procyonis) Encephalitis: Case Report and Field Investigation. 2000. Pediatrics 106: (4) 1-5.

Bieber D., Ramer S., Wu, C.Y., Murray, W.J., Tobe, T., et al., Type IV Pili, Transient Bacterial Aggregates and Virulence of Enteropathogenic Escherichia coli. Science 280: (5372), 2114-2118. 1998.

Puente, J.L., Bieber D., Ramer S.W., Murray W.J., and Schoolnik, G.K. The bundle-forming pili of enteropathogenic Escherichia coli: transcriptional regulation by environmental signals. Molecular Microbiology.20: (1), 87-100. 1996.

Sohel I. Puente J.L., Murray W.J., Vuopio-Varkila J. and Schoolnik G.K. Cloning and Characterization of the bundle-forming pilin gene of enteropathogenic Escherichia coli and its distribution in Salmonella serotypes. Molecular Microbiology. 7: (4) 563-575. 1993.

Murray W.J. Peter A.T. and Teclaw R. The Clinical Relevance of Assay Validation. Comp Cont Educ Prac Vet. 15:(12) 1665-1676. 1993.

Murray W.J., Peter A.T. Uterine Defense Mechanisms and Pyometra in Mares. Comp Cont Educ Prac Vet. 13: (4) 659-663. 1991.


Roussere G.P., Murray W.J., Kutilek M., and Levee, D. An Epidemiologic Survey of Raccoon Roundworm (Baylisascaris procyonis) Eggs in Pacific Grove and Carmel, CA. Proceedings of the American Society for Microbiology, 100th General Meeting, Los Angeles, CA. May 21-25, 2000.

Park C., Levee, D.J., Gilbreath S., Parman R., Frazer, L., Kaufman R., and Murray W.J. A Survey of the prevalence of the Raccoon Ascarid, Baylisascaris procyonis in a Geographically defined Population of Suburban and Urban Raccoons. Proceedings of the American Society for Microbiology, 98th General Meeting, Atlanta, GA. May 17-21, 1998.

Murray, W.J. and Ramer, S.W. Use of an Overexpression Construct for in situ Optimization of Antibody Binding Conditions for Immunogold Labeling of Thin-Section TEM Specimens. Microscopy Res Tech 36: (4) 1997.

Runyan, T.C., Pierce, M.L., Vaughn, S.E., Parman, R.B., Romano, V. and Murray, W.J. A Survey of Two Species of Synanthropic Cockroaches for Harborage of Human Enteric Pathogens. Proceedings of the American Society for Microbiology, 97th General meeting, Miami Beach, FL May 4-8, 1997.

Carpenter, L. and Murray, W.J. Biotyping Analysis of Enteropathogenic (EPEC) Escherichia coli strains. Proceedings of the Sixth Biennial Symposium on Minorities, The Medically Underserved and Cancer, Washington, DC. April 23-27, 1997. Published by the Baylor College of Medicine.

Puente, J.L., Bieber, D.A., Murray, W.J., Ramer, S.W. and Schoolnik, G.K. The Bundle-Forming Pili of Enteropathogenic E.coli: Transcriptional Regulation by Environmental Signals. Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA. Proceedings American Society for Microbiology, 95th General Meeting, Washington, DC. 1995.

Puente, J.L, Bieber D.A., Murray, W.J., Sohel, I and Schoolnik, G.K. Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA. Transcriptional Regulation of the Bundle forming Pilin Gene of Enteropathogenic E. coli EAF plasmid. Proceedings of the American Society for Microbiology, 93rdGeneral Meeting. 1992.

Sharp, L.H. Mignot, E. Murray, W.J. et al., Departments of Psychiatry and Pathology, School of Medicine, Stanford University. Bleeding Times and Von Willebrand's Factor Reactivity in a Colony of Narcoleptic Doberman Dogs. Proceedings of the American Society for Microbiology. College of Veterinary Pathologists 42nd Annual meeting. 1991.

Murray, W.J., Day-Lollini, P.A., Moorhead, R.C., et al. Departments of Pathology and Comparative Medicine, School of Medicine, Stanford University. Simian Malaria z in an immunocompromised Cynamologus monkey. American Society for Veterinary Clinical Pathology, 26th Annual meeting. 1991.

Ruehl, W.W., Hinojoza, J., Murray, W.J. et al., Departments of Pathology and Comparative Medicine, School of Medicine, Stanford University. Identification and Immunologic Evaluation of a Putative Pilin in Pasteurella multocida. Proceedings for the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science Annual meeting. October 1991.

Ruehl, W.W., Wasley, R., Mietzner, T. Murray, W.J., et al., Departments of Pathology and Medical Microbiology, School of Medicine Microbiology, School of Medicine, Stanford University. Novel Serum Myoglobin Assays using Specifically designed synthetic Peptide Antibodies. Proceedings IVth Congress International Society for Animal Clinical Biochemistry. 1990.