Matthew Murphy

Matt Murphy

Graduate Student

Email: mjm052@uark.edu
University of Arkansas, Department of Biological Sciences
Science and Engineering, Room 601
Fayetteville, AR 72701

Education

M.Sc. Applied Biology, Salisbury University,  2017 (Thesis)
Salisbury, MD
Thesis: Sensory loading impairs multimodal mate choice in green treefrogs (Hyla cinerea)
Committee: Ryan Taylor, Kimberly Hunter, and Dana Price

M.Sc. Biological Sciences, University of Maryland Baltimore County [UMBC] 2012 (non-thesis)
Catonsville, MD

B.S. Biological Sciences UMBC,  2010

Honors

Doctoral Academy Fellow, University of Arkansas, 2017
Honors College, UMBC, 2006 – 2010
University Scholar, UMBC, 2006 – 2010

 

Research Experience

Graduate Researcher, Salisbury University, Salisbury MD, August 2014 – May 2017
Multisensory integration, mate choice, and behavioral genetics in anuran amphibians. Advisors: Dr. Kimberly Hunter and Dr. Ryan Taylor

Intern, National Museum of Natural History, Washington DC, August 2011 – March 2012
Curating the Cynipid Wasps of the United Arab Emirates. Advisor: Dr. Matthew Buffington

Field Assistant, University of Maryland Baltimore County, Catonsville MD, March – May: 2009, 2010
Reproductive behavior of fantail darters (Etheostoma flabbelare). Supervisors: Dr. Tamra Mendelson and PhD Candidate Cynthia O’Rourke

Undergraduate Research Assistant, University of Maryland Baltimore County, Catonsville MD, August 2008 – August 2010 Evolution of countershading dimorphism in New World blackbirds (Icteridae). Supervisor: Dr. Kevin Omland

Teaching Experience

Teaching Assistant, University of Arkansas
Principles of Biology Lab (BIOL 1541L) Dr. Cheri LaRue (Coordinator) (Present)

Teaching Assistant, Salisbury University
Human Anatomy and Physiology Lab (BIO 215) Wanda Perkins (Coordinator) (2014-2015 and 2016-2017)

Adjunct Instructor, Howard Community College
General Inorganic Chemistry I Lab (CHEM 100) Dr. Kathy Lilly (Coordinator) (2013-2014) 

Teaching Assistant, UMBC
Plant Biology Lab (BIOL 304L) Bryan Mackay (Spring 2011)

 

Publication in Preparation

Murphy, M.J.; Hunter, K.L.; and Taylor, R.C. [in process] “Sensory loading impairs multimodal mate choice in green treefrogs (Hyla cinerea)” [for submission to Animal Behaviour]

 

Presentation

Murphy, M.J.; Hunter, K.L.; and Taylor, R.C. (2017, January) “Your lips move but I can’t hear what you’re saying: Sensory loading impairs multimodal mate choice in green treefrogs (Hyla cinerea)” Poster session presented at annual meeting of the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology, New Orleans LA

Mentioned on Zen Faulkes’ BetterPosters blog:
http://betterposters.blogspot.com/2017/01/critique-frog-choices.html

 

Invited Workshop

Evolutionary Quantitative Genetics, National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis, Knoxville TN
August 10 – 15 2015. Hosts: Dr. Joe Felsenstein and Dr. Stevan Arnold

 

Service

Manuscript Reviewer, Herpetologica, August 2014 – May 2017
Biology Seminary Committee, Salisbury University Dept of Biology, August 2015 – May 2017
Promotion and Tenure Review Board (Voting Student), UMBC Dept of Biology, January 2011

 

Affiliations

Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology
Animal Behavior Society