Translational Medicine

Translational Medicine
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Elizabeth Murphy

Elizabeth Murphy

National Heart Lung and Blood Institute National Institutes of Health USA

Elizabeth Murphy received her B.A. in 1974 and her Ph.D. in biochemistry/biophysics in 1980 from the University of Pennsylvania, where she was also a research fellow. From 1980 to 1983, she was a postdoctoral fellow and assistant research professor at Duke University Medical Center (DUMC). Before joining the NHLBI in 2006 as the head of the Cardiac Physiology Section, she was the head of the Cell Biology Group at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. Dr. Murphy has authored or co-authored more than 125 papers and more than 45 invited chapters and reviews
Research Interest
In the heart, interruption of the blood supply can result in cardiac cell death and irreversible muscle damage. Dr. Murphy’s laboratory studies the molecular mechanisms involved in cardiac cell death, as well as the mechanisms that protect the heart against damage. The knowledge gained from these studies may help identify novel therapies to reduce cardiac injury during ischemia and reperfusion.

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