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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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CReM team, led by Dr. Murphy, develops rapid in-house COVID19 test to support BMC

Click here for info on the CReM’s testing operation (BU’s The Brink)

Click here to read about the clinical impact of the CReM’s efforts (HealthCity)

Click here for more on how academic labs, including the CReM, rose up to the COVID-19 testing challenge (WBUR)

Dr. Murphy wins GMS Exceptional Mentor Award!

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Anthony is awarded NIH F30 MD/PhD grant! Congrats, Anthony!

Rich’s paper on hepatic proteostasis in amyloid disease is accepted to Stem Cell Reports!

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Rich successfully defends his thesis! Congrats, Dr. Giadone!

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Dr. Vanuytsel receives CTSI pilot award and prestigious National Blood Foundation early career award! Congrats Kim!

Dr. Murphy presents at TEDx Beacon Street Salon

“Miracle cures won’t answer your prayers…if you’re poor.”

Dr. Murphy Presents at BMC’s ‘Journey to a Cure for Sickle Cell Disease’ with BeBe Winans

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Murphy Lab Publishes Review on the Role of Precision Medicine in Sickle Cell Disease

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Sickle cell disease in the era of precision medicine looking to the future

Todd takes home gold at BU’s Genome Science Institute’s Annual Symposium!

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