George J. Murphy is Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Hematology and Oncology at Boston University School of Medicine.  He also co-directs the Boston University Center for Regenerative Medicine (CReM).

 Dr. Murphy undertook his undergraduate education in Biology, at Trinity College in Hartford, CT where he also served as the sports trainer and nutritional consultant for many of the athletic teams.  Following a move back to his home state of California, he conducted research at the University of California at San Francisco where he was a consultant for NASA and received an Achievement Award for his studies centered around the SLS 2 Life Sciences Space Shuttle Mission.   Dr. Murphy received his doctorate in Molecular and Cellular Biology from Oxford University in the United Kingdom where he was named the Mary Lundt Scholar in Biology.  Returning to the United States, Dr. Murphy then conducted his post-doctoral studies in the laboratory of Richard C. Mulligan, Ph.D at Harvard Medical School and the Children’s Hospital in Boston, MA where he functioned as a Fellow in Molecular Medicine responsible for the design, development and implementation of stem cell and gene-based protocols aimed at combating hematopoietic, immunologic, and musculoskeletal disease.  Having been recruited to Boston University as an independent researcher in 2010, Dr. Murphy now heads a laboratory composed of dynamic and passionate young researchers who utilize stem cell biology and regenerative medicine to combat blood-borne disease.

 Dr. Murphy has produced numerous peer-reviewed articles in high profile journals such as Nature Medicine, Blood, the Journal of Clinical Investigation, and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences and is a 2011 American Society of Hematology Scholar Award recipient.  He regularly speaks at schools in the Boston metropolitan area and beyond in order to inspire today’s youth concerning a future career in the sciences.  A wholehearted believer in the connection of the mind and body, he is also an avid rock climber and natural bodybuilder.

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Kim and Rich selected for oral presentations at BUSM’s 2018 Evans Day!


Rich’s oral presentation takes home gold at BUSM’s 2018 Evans Research Day!



Rich’s paper, describing our novel ATTR patient-specific iPSC library, was recently published in Amyloid.

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Click here to visit the article in Amyloid.

Murphy lab publishes paper describing new insights gained from Kim’s β-globin reporter iPSC line!

Vanuytsel et al. 2018

Click here to visit Kim’s Blood Advances publication.

Murphy lab welcomes its newest MD/PhD student, Anthony Yeung!

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Richard presents his work at the International Symposium on Amyloidosis in Kumamoto, Japan

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Murphy lab publishes an improved protocol for generating HSPCs from iPSCs in Stem Cells



Richard is awarded a Junior Researcher Travel Award for the XVIth International Symposium on Amyloidosis in Kumamoto, Japan

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Kim is awarded an ASH Abstract Achievement Award for her work submitted to the 2017 ASH Meeting


Congratulations to Spoorthi who begins her medical school training at BU’s 2017 white coat ceremony!