William Murphy, DVM

​Recipient: AVMF/Winn Feline Foundation Research Award 2013


Dr. William Murphy received the AVMF/Winn Feline Foundation Excellence in Research Award. During his presentation, Dr. Murphy described his work on feline comparative and conservation genomics with emphasis on mapping the domestic cat genome, and described in particular his insights into the function of genes located on the Y chromosome. He also spent some time describing work related to mammalian phylogenetics and conservation genetics, specifically related to changes contributing towards diversification and extinction of both domestic and wild feline species.