Dr. Shane Murray is a highly accomplished professional in the field of plant molecular biology and genomics. She holds a PhD in Molecular Plant Sciences from the Institute of Molecular Plant Sciences at the University of Edinburgh (2001). Prior to that, she completed an MSc cum laude in Plant Molecular Biology at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Pietermaritzburg (1996), a BSc (Hons) cum laude in Plant Molecular Biology at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (1993), and a BSc with majors in Genetics and Plant Molecular Biology, with a distinction in Plant Molecular Biology, from the University of KwaZulu-Natal (1992).
Dr. Murray’s employment history showcases her extensive experience and expertise. She currently serves as the Genomics Coordinator and Domain Expert at DIPLOMICS since June 2021. Prior to this, she worked as a Senior Genomics Project Manager at the Centre for Proteomic and Genomic Research (CPGR) from January 2017 to May 2021. From January 2017 to December 2019, she held the position of Honorary Research Associate in the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology (MCB) at the University of Cape Town (UCT). Before that, she was a Lecturer in the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology (MCB) at UCT and concurrently worked as a part-time Agrigenomics Project Manager at CPGR from October 2011 to December 2016.
Dr. Murray’s previous roles also include serving as a Project Scientist at CPGR from January 2007 to September 2011, working as a part-time Lecturer in the Biotechnology Department at the University of the Western Cape in 2006, and holding a Post-Doctoral Fellowship in the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology at UCT from 2001 to 2006. She commenced her research career as a PhD candidate at the University of Edinburgh from 1997 to 2001. Prior to that, she worked as a Researcher at the Biotechnology Division of the ARC-Roodeplaat Vegetable and Ornamental Plant Institute, Agricultural Research Council, Pretoria, from 1993 to 1997.
Dr. Murray’s impressive educational background, combined with her significant contributions and roles in various research institutions, exemplify her dedication to advancing the field of plant molecular biology and genomics. Currently serving as the Genomics Coordinator and Domain Expert at DIPLOMICS, Dr. Murray continues to be at the forefront of scientific innovation and is driven by her passion for furthering advancements in her field.