Walter Lee Murfee, Ph.D.

Walter Lee Murfee, Ph.D.
Walter Lee Murfee, Ph.D.
Microvascular Dynamics Laboratory

1275 Center Drive, Biomedical Sciences Building J284, PO Box 116131, Gainesville FL 32611

T: (352) 294-8813
F: (352) 273-9221

Associate Professor & Associate Chair for Undergraduate Studies

Cell dynamics, microcirculation, angiogenesis, lymphangiogenesis and neurogenesis


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

  • Teaching Excellence Award, Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Florida, 2019
  • President, The Microcirculatory Society, 2019 – Present
  • Associate Editor, Microcirculation, 2018 – Present
  • Programming Chair, The Microcirculatory Society, 2017 – 2019
  • 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

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