Dan Murphy

Outreach Coordinator



(608) 316-4656


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I develop and lead educational courses and outreach events for the Town Center, teaching labs and Discovery Niches for K-12 students, families, and adults. I collaborate with others in Discovery Outreach and in the WARF Programming department as well as with campus groups to create programs focused on STEM outreach. We run K-12 programs, field trips, summer camps and other activities such as the Saturday Science program, special events and embedded teaching lab workshops and on programs for community science outreach.

Areas of Expertise

  • Biochemistry and Biophysics of Proteins and Nucleic Acids
  • Structural Biology
  • X-Ray Crystallography
  • NMR Spectroscopy
  • Metabolomics
  • K-12 Education
  • Undergraduate Education
  • Biology and Chemical Education
  • Informal Education


M.S. Chemistry, 2011, University of Illinois-Chicago

B.S. Biochemistry, 2008, Beloit College


Sanger Scholar Research Grant

Edward Stevens Research Fellowship

Frank and Joyce Hildebrand Endowed Memorial Scholarship

Selected Publications

Thermodynamics of DNA in Disparate Strand Concentrations, 2008, The Beloit Biologist.