Matt Murphy, PhD

Matt Murphy, PhD

 

Dr. Murphy designs and implements new strategies for the isolation and application of autologous stem cells for the spine, orthopedics, and cardiovascular therapies. Dr. Murphy was a senior researcher at Methodist Hospital Research Institute in Houston, Texas, where he focused on the combination of adult stem cells and biomaterials for regenerative medical applications in orthopedics, spine, pancreatic, and soft tissue repair. At Rice, he researched novel biomaterials for bone and cartilage regeneration and developed targeted drug delivery strategies. He also worked at NASA on the design of new spacesuits for travel to the moon and Mars as part of the Constellation Program. He has authored twelve peer-reviewed publications and two textbook chapters related to tissue engineering and drug delivery. Dr. Murphy holds a PhD in Bioengineering from Rice University and a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin.