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Charles E. Murry, M.D., Ph.D.

University of Washington


Dr. Charles (Chuck) Murry received his bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the University of North Dakota, followed by M.D./Ph.D. training at Duke University, where he studied myocardial ischemia-reperfusion injury.  He did residency training in Pathology at the University of Washington, followed by fellowship training in vascular biology and diagnostic cardiovascular pathology.  He is currently a professor in the departments of Pathology, Bioengineering, and Medicine/Cardiology at the University of Washington.

Dr. Murry’s research focuses on stem cell biology, with an emphasis on understanding differentiation of the human cardiovascular system and using these cells to study diseases and to regenerate damaged tissues. His group is a world leader in heart regeneration and is working toward a clinical trial using cardiomyocyte therapy.

Dr. Murry directs the UW Center for Cardiovascular Biology, the UW Medicine Heart Regeneration Program, and is interim director of the UW Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine.  He has served on many local, national and international committees, and he has received numerous awards for teaching and scientific achievement.  He is married to Rene Murry and has two children and one dog.

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