Bruce Murphy

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Recent Research Projects

Delayed Implantation

2018/19-2019/20 • $110,000 • PI
The long-term objective of this research program is to determine the characteristics and regulation of a mammalian reproductive strategy known as embryonic diapause. Also known as delayed implantation, diapause is a trait found in 130 or more species of mammals, whereby which the embryo...

Embryonic diapause

2013/14-2017/18 • $285,000 • PI
Embryonic diapause is an important evolutionary strategy in which embryos in some species of mammals undergo developmental arrest at the blastocyst stage, to be later reactivated to implant into the uterus. More than 100 species are known to display diapause during gestation, either in its...

NSERC CREATE Training Program in Reproductive Biology

2010/11-2014/15 • $1,500,000 • PI,CO
The overall objective of the program is to create a new, novel, superior and sustainable research training and mentoring environment to form the next generation of reproductive and developmental biologists. This will be achieved by providing multi-institutional, transdisciplinary training from...

NSERC EmbryoGENE Strategic Network

2010/11-2013/14 • $3,452,850 • PI,CO
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Bead-based multiplexing technology ('Luminex') for multidisciplinary studies in veterinary medicine

2013/14 • $74,232 • PI,CO
The animal health and the meat/food processing industry have major impacts on the profitability of Canadian agriculture and ultimately the health of Canadian general public. The Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (FVM) of the University of Montreal plays a leading role in research areas related to...

Identification of the cell surface receptor for the aleutian disease parvovirus

2012/13-2013/14 • $47,435 • PI,CO
Mink ranching is a multi-million dollar industry in Canada with the bulk of the pelts exported to buyers worldwide. Canadian mink pelts are prized internationally for their premium quality. The mink industry, in general, is concentrated in areas where other agricultural activities are impeded by...

Delayed implantation and seasonal breeding

2010/11-2012/13 • $228,000 • PI
Continuation of an active and successful research program to determine characteristics and regulation of a reproductive phenomenon known as obligate embryonic diapause (aka delayed implantation) is proposed. Diapause occurs when mammalian embryos undergo developmental arrest at the blastocyst...

Liquid scintillation counter

2012/13 • $46,779 • PI,CO
This application is to purchase a radioisotope analyzer. This apparatus allows researchers to detect and measure radioactive molecules used as markers for analysing hormone concentrations, RNA and DNA levels and molecular (protein-protein and DNA-protein) interactions. This equipment will be...