Charles (Chuck) Murry is Professor of Pathology, Bioengineering and Medicine at the University of Washington. Murry is Director of the Center for Cardiovascular Biology and Interim Director of the Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine. He obtained his Ph.D. and M.D. from Duke University and did a fellowship in vascular biology at the University of Washington under Stephen M. Schwartz, M.D., Ph.D. His awards include a Burroughs Wellcome Career Award in Biomedical Sciences in 1996, the Presidential Early Career Award in Science and Engineering in 2000 and 3 awards for outstanding teaching in basic sciences.
The Murry laboratory’s research focuses on myocardial infarction and strategies to enhance the heart’s lack of intrinsic regenerative ability. Active projects explore the molecular mechanisms that underlie the heart's normal wound healing processes and in developing molecular and cell-based approaches to improve infarct repair, with a special emphasis on adult and pluripotent stem cells. They are a multidisciplinary group, doing basic work in molecular biology and regulation of gene expression, cell biology, tissue engineering, animal models of disease and analyses of human tissues.