David W. Murhammer

(319) 335-1228
4133 Seamans Center for the Engineering Arts and Sciences
Joined the College of Engineering: 
Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, University of Houston, 1989
M.S., Chemical Engineering, Oregon State University, 1982
B.S., Chemistry, Oregon State University, 1979
Special Fields of Knowledge: 
Biochemical engineering; insect cell culture; oxidative stress in cell culture; application of sensors to bioreactor monitoring and control.
Present Research Interests: 
Continuous baculovirus bioinsecticide production; oxidative stress in baculovirus infected insect cell culture; carbon dioxide inhibition of insect cell culture; development of insect cell lines.
Selected Publications: 
  • Wang, Y., Oberley, L.W., Howe, D., Jarvis, D.L., Chauhan, G., Murhammer, D.W., “The effect of manganese superoxide dismutase expression in baculovirus infected insect cells,” Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Vol. 119, pp. 181-193, 2004.
  • Saarinen, M.A., Reece, J.S., Arnold, M.A., Murhammer, D.W., “Monitoring and controlling the dissolved oxygen (DO) concentration within the high aspect ratio vessel (HARV),” Biotechnology Progress, Vol. 19, pp. 1335-1341. 2003.
  • Saarinen, M.A., Murhammer, D.W., “The response of virally infected insect cells to dissolved oxygen concentration: recombinant protein production and oxidative damage,” Biotechnology & Bioengineering, Vol. 81, pp. 106-114. 2003.
  • Wang, Y., Oberley, L.W., Murhammer, D.W., “Evidence of oxidative stress following the viral infection of two lepidopteran insect cell lines,” Free Radical Biology & Medicine, Vol. 31, pp. 1448-1455. 2001.
  • Wang, Y., Oberley, L.W., Murhammer, D.W., "Antioxidant defense systems of two lepidopteran insect cell lines," Free Radical Biology & Medicine, Vol. 30, pp. 1254-1262, 2001.
Active Scientific and Professional Society Memberships: 
American Association for the Advancement of Science; American Chemical Society; American Institute of Chemical Engineers; American Society for Engineering Education; Society for Free Radical Biology and Medicine.