F. A. Murphy

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Frederick A. Murphy is an American virologist. He is internationally known for his work on rabies, encephalitis and hemorrhagic fevers, with more than 250 articles published on the subject. Murphy is best recognized for obtaining the first electron micrograph of an Ebola viral particle while working at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, where he served as Chief of Viropathology, near Emory University in Atlanta in 1976. Murphy then served as Dean of the School of Veterinary Medicine at University of California, Davis. He is currently a Professor at University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas.[1]

He was one of the editors of the sixth edition of the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses's Virus Taxonomy (1995).[2]


  1. ^ "Investigator Profile: Interview with Frederick A. Murphy, Ph.D.". Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases. 8 (1): 117–122. 2008. doi:10.1089/vbz.2007.7891.A. ISSN 1530-3667.
  2. ^ Murphy, F.A.; Fauquet, C.M.; Bishop, D.H.; Ghabrial, S.A.; Jarvis, A.W.; Martelli, G.P.; Mayo, M.A.; Summers, M.D., eds. (2012). Virus taxonomy: classification and nomenclature of viruses. Sixth Report of the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses, Virology Division, International Union of Microbiological Societies. Vol. 10. Springer Science & Business Media. ISBN 978-3-7091-6607-9; 586 pages; pbk edition of 1995 original

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