George J. Murphy, PhD

Associate Professor, Medicine

George Murphy
(617) 638-7520
650 Albany St Evans Biomed Research Ctr

Biography

I have developed an approach to science that utilizes multiple stem cell-based platforms to answer basic biological questions and combat human disease. My current research portfolio is a direct reflection of my evolution as a scientist in which my early studies of hematopoietic development led to the generation of useful tools and reagents as well as methodologies and insights that synergized into a potent platform in the emerging and rapidly expanding field of pluripotent stem cell biology. My group is composed of dynamic and passionate young researchers and together we have impacted the following areas of investigation:

1.) Developmental hematopoiesis
2.) The generation, culture, and directed differentiation of pluripotent stem cells
3.) Pluripotent stem cell-based modeling of hematopoiesis: a Platform for Production of Transfusable Human Blood Cells
4.) Pluripotent Stem Cell Modeling of Human Disease: The ‘Clinical Trial in a Test Tube’: Sickle Cell Anemia; Amyloidosis

Other Positions

  • Boston Medical Center

Education

  • University of Oxford, PhD
  • Trinity College, BS

Publications

  • Published on 8/11/2017

    Shaikho EM, Farrell JJ, Alsultan A, Qutub H, Al-Ali AK, Figueiredo MS, Chui DHK, Farrer LA, Murphy GJ, Mostoslavsky G, Sebastiani P, Steinberg MH. A phased SNP-based classification of sickle cell anemia HBB haplotypes. BMC Genomics. 2017 Aug 11; 18(1):608. PMID: 28800727.

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  • Published on 5/5/2017

    Ash PEA, Stanford EA, Al Abdulatif A, Ramirez-Cardenas A, Ballance HI, Boudeau S, Jeh A, Murithi JM, Tripodis Y, Murphy GJ, Sherr DH, Wolozin B. Dioxins and related environmental contaminants increase TDP-43 levels. Mol Neurodegener. 2017 05 05; 12(1):35. PMID: 28476168.

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  • Published on 1/19/2017

    Park S, Gianotti-Sommer A, Molina-Estevez FJ, Vanuytsel K, Skvir N, Leung A, Rozelle SS, Shaikho EM, Weir I, Jiang Z, Luo HY, Chui DHK, Figueiredo MS, Alsultan A, Al-Ali A, Sebastiani P, Steinberg MH, Mostoslavsky G, Murphy GJ. A Comprehensive, Ethnically Diverse Library of Sickle Cell Disease-Specific Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells. Stem Cell Reports. 2017 Apr 11; 8(4):1076-1085. PMID: 28111279.

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  • Published on 8/22/2016

    Vathipadiekal V, Farrell JJ, Wang S, Edward HL, Shappell H, Al-Rubaish AM, Al-Muhanna F, Naserullah Z, Alsuliman A, Qutub HO, Simkin I, Farrer LA, Jiang Z, Luo HY, Huang S, Mostoslavsky G, Murphy GJ, Patra PK, Chui DH, Alsultan A, Al-Ali AK, Sebastiani P, Steinberg MH. A candidate transacting modulator of fetal hemoglobin gene expression in the Arab-Indian haplotype of sickle cell anemia. Am J Hematol. 2016 Nov; 91(11):1118-1122. PMID: 27501013.

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  • Published on 4/11/2016

    Smith BW, Stanford EA, Sherr DH, Murphy GJ. Genome Editing of the CYP1A1 Locus in iPSCs as a Platform to Map AHR Expression throughout Human Development. Stem Cells Int. 2016; 2016:2574152. PMID: 27148368.

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  • Published on 3/16/2016

    Stanford EA, Wang Z, Novikov O, Mulas F, Landesman-Bollag E, Monti S, Smith BW, Seldin DC, Murphy GJ, Sherr DH. The role of the aryl hydrocarbon receptor in the development of cells with the molecular and functional characteristics of cancer stem-like cells. BMC Biol. 2016 Mar 16; 14:20. PMID: 26984638.

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  • Published on 2/10/2016

    Thomas DD, Sommer AG, Balazs AB, Beerman I, Murphy GJ, Rossi D, Mostoslavsky G. Insulin-like growth factor 2 modulates murine hematopoietic stem cell maintenance through upregulation of p57. Exp Hematol. 2016 May; 44(5):422-433.e1. PMID: 26872540.

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  • Published on 1/1/2016

    Leung A, Murphy GJ. Multisystemic Disease Modeling of Liver-Derived Protein Folding Disorders Using Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells (iPSCs). Methods Mol Biol. 2016; 1353:261-70. PMID: 25646614.

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  • Published on 4/2/2015

    Wilson AA, Ying L, Liesa M, Segeritz CP, Mills JA, Shen SS, Jean J, Lonza GC, Liberti DC, Lang AH, Nazaire J, Gower AC, Müeller FJ, Mehta P, Ordóñez A, Lomas DA, Vallier L, Murphy GJ, Mostoslavsky G, Spira A, Shirihai OS, Ramirez MI, Gadue P, Kotton DN. Emergence of a stage-dependent human liver disease signature with directed differentiation of alpha-1 antitrypsin-deficient iPS cells. Stem Cell Reports. 2015 May 12; 4(5):873-85. PMID: 25843048.

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  • Published on 9/1/2014

    Smith BW, Murphy GJ. Stem cells, megakaryocytes, and platelets. Curr Opin Hematol. 2014 Sep; 21(5):430-7. PMID: 25023469.

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