Kermit Murray obtained his B.S. degree in Chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley, in 1982. He received a Ph.D. in Chemical Physics at the University of Colorado in 1988, working with Professor W. Carl Lineberger on the chemistry and spectroscopy of negative ions. He went on to postdoctoral research on infrared spectroscopy at Rice University with Professor Robert F. Curl and at Texas A&M University with Professor David H. Russell, where he developed novel spray ionization methods for MALDI mass spectrometry. At Emory University, he was an assistant professor before moving to LSU in 1991, where he is now a professor. His research focuses on instrument development and applications of laser desorption ionization mass spectrometry.
Murray Group research is aimed at mass spectrometry instrument development. We use lasers to create ions and to sample materials under ambient conditions. A major theme of our research is coupling mass spectrometry to other analysis techniques such as liquid chromatography, microfluidic chips, and, in our newest project, combining atomic force microscopy with mass spectrometry for single cell analysis. We work to achieve a fundamental understanding of laser desorption and ionization processes and through that understanding to improve performance and expand the applications of mass spectrometry.
S. –G. Park and K. K. Murray, “Ambient Laser Ablation Sampling for Capillary Electrophoresis Mass Spectrometry,” Rapid Commun. Mass Spectrom. 27, 1673 (2013).
T. Musapelo and K. K. Murray, “Particle Production in Reflection and Transmission Mode Laser Ablation: Implications for Laserspray Ionization,” J. Am. Soc. Mass Spectrom. 24, 1108 (2013).
T. Musapelo and K. K. Murray, “Size distributions of ambient shock-generated particles: implications for inlet ionization,” Rapid Commun. Mass Spectrom. 27, 1283, (2013).
K. K. Murray, R. K. Boyd, M. N. Eberlin, G. J. Langley, L. Li, and Y. Naito, “Definitions of terms relating to mass spectrometry (IUPAC Recommendations 2013)” Pure. Appl. Chem. 85, 1515 (2013).
S. –G. Park and K. K. Murray “Infrared laser ablation sample transfer for on-line liquid chromatography electrospray ionization mass spectrometry,” J. Mass Spectrom., 47, 1322 (2012).
S. –G. Park and K. K. Murray, “Infrared Laser Ablation Sample Transfer for MALDI Imaging” Anal. Chem., 84, 3240 (2012).
F. Huang and K. K. Murray, K. K. “Finite element simulation of infrared laser ablation for mass spectrometry,” Rapid Commun. Mass Spectrom. 26, 2145 (2012).
S. –G. Park and K. K. Murray “Infrared laser ablation sample transfer for MALDI and electrospray,” J. Am. Soc. Mass Spectrom., 22, 1352 (2011).
L. N. F. Darville, M. E. Merchant, V. R. Siddavarapu, A. Hasan, and K. K. Murray “Isolation and determination of the primary structure of a lectin protein from the serum of the american alligator (Alligator Mississippiensis),” Comp. Biochem. Physiol. B, 161, 161 (2012).
L. N. F. Darville, M. E. Merchant, and K. K. Murray “A mass spectrometry approach for the study of deglycosylated proteins,” Microchem. J. 99, 309 (2012).
T. Musapelo and K. K. Murray, “Particle Formation in Ambient MALDI Plumes” Anal. Chem. 83, 6601 (2011).
J. Lee, S. S. Soper, and K. K. Murray, K. K. “A solid-phase bioreactor with continuous sample deposition for matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry,” Rapid Commun. Mass Spectrom. 25, 693 (2011).
L. N. Darville, M. E. Merchant, A. Hasan, and K. K. Murray, “Proteome analysis of the leukocytes from the American alligator (Alligator mississippiensis) using mass spectrometry,” Comp. Biochem. Physiol. D. 5, 308 (2010).
F. Huang and K. K. Murray, “Continuous Flow Infrared Matrix-assisted Laser Desorption Electrospray Ionization Mass Spectrometry,” Rapid Commun. Mass Spectrom. 24, 2799 (2010).
K. K. Murray, “Glossary of Terms for Separations Coupled to Mass Spectrometry,” J. Chrom. A 1217, 3922 (2010).
X. Fan and K. K. Murray, “Wavelength and time-resolved imaging of material ejection in infrared matrix-assisted laser desorption,” J. Phys. Chem. A 114, 1492 (2010).
A. S. Galhena, G. A. Harris, L. Nyadong, K. K. Murray and F. M. Fernandez, “Small Molecule Ambient Mass Spectrometry Imaging by Infrared Laser Ablation Metastable-Induced Chemical Ionization,” Anal. Chem. 82, 2178 (2010).