Walter Lee Murfee, Ph.D.

Walter Lee Murfee
Walter Lee Murfee, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Primary Faculty
Topics: 
Cell dynamics, microcirculation, angiogenesis, lymphangiogenesis and neurogenesis
Address: 
1275 Center Drive, Biomedical Sciences Building J284, PO Box 116131, Gainesville FL 32611
Office Phone: 
(352) 294-8813
Office Fax: 
(352) 273-9221
Education: 
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1999
Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, University of Virginia, 2005
Research Summary
Dr. Murfee’s research is focused on making scientific discoveries and developing new bioengineering approaches for connecting tissue level function to integrated cellular dynamics. Specifically, his laboratory applies in vivo, in vitro, and computational approaches to investigate the vascular patterning and the functional relationships between angiogenesis and other processes, such as lymphangiogenesis and neurogenesis. Murfee's work provides valuable insights for the engineering of functional vascularized tissues and for understanding vascular dysfunction associated with multiple  pathological conditions, such as aging, hypertension, and tumor growth.

Honors and Awards
•    Travel Award for Outstanding Young Investigators, The Microcirculatory Society, 2016
•    Teacher of the Year, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Tulane University, 2017, 2016, 2009
•    Excellence in Teaching Recognition, Student Honors Society, Tulane University, 2017, 2016
•    Award for Excellence in Lymphatic Research, The Microcirculatory Society, 2014
•   Tulane Newcomb Fellow, 2011