Walter Lee Murfee, Ph.D. (Starts Sept. 2017)

Walter Lee Murfee
Walter Lee Murfee, Ph.D. (Starts Sept. 2017)
Associate Professor
Primary Faculty
Cell dynamics, microcirculation, angiogenesis, lymphangiogenesis and neurogenesis
1275 Center Drive, PO Box 116131, Gainesville FL 32611
Office Phone: 
(352) 273-9111
Office Fax: 
(352) 273-9221
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, University of Virginia
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