George J. Murphy is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Department of Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine, the Director of Research in the Division of Hematology-Oncology, and Co-Director of the Boston University and Boston Medical Center’s Center for Regenerative Medicine (CReM).
Dr. Murphy undertook his undergraduate education in Biology and English, 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 a Fulbright Scholar and 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 is the founding co-director of the Boston University and Boston Medical Center’s Center for Regenerative Medicine (CReM) (www.bumc.bu.edu/stemcells), where 60 scientists including 12 faculty members work together, synergistically in a multi-disciplinary approach to advancing stem cell biology and regenerative medicine. Under his direction, and guided by principles such as scientific rigor, collegiality, and mentorship, the CReM has been highly successful as judged by all metrics of productivity including funding, high impact publications, and the recruitment and placement of the highest quality trainees.
Dr. Murphy is an American Society of Hematology Scholar Award recipient, a National Blood Foundation Fellow, and his work has been featured multiple times in the media, most recently in the Boston Globe.