Walter Lee Murfee, Ph.D.

Research Interests

My primary research aim is to apply in vivo, in vitro, and computational bioengineering approaches to better understand the regulation of adult microvascular patterning and the functional relationships between microvascular remodeling and other network remodeling processes such as neurogenesis and lymphangiogenesis. In general, the work in my laboratory will provide valuable insight for the engineering of functional vascularized tissues and for understanding vascular dysfunction associated with multiple pathological conditions, such as hypertension, tumor growth, and wound healing.

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Current Projects

1. Identification of Cellular Dynamics Involved in Angiogenesis
2. Identification of Lymphatic Structure and Function in Adult Microvascular Networks
3. The Influence of Structural Remodeling Associated with Hypertension on Network Resistance

Academic Training

B.S. Mechanical Engineering

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, 1999

Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering

University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, 2005

Postdoctoral Fellowship

University of California - San Diego, La Jolla, CA, 2005-2007

Memberships and Associations

• Biomedical Engineering Society
• Microcirculatory Society
• American Physiological Society
• American Association of Anatomists
• American Society for Engineering Education

Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118 504-865-5000