Elizabeth Murphy, PhD

Elizabeth Murphy, PhD, National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute

Dr. Elizabeth Murphy is a Head of the Cardiac Physiology Section in the Cardiovascular Branch at the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, Bethesda, MD USA. She received her PhD from the University of Pennsylvania in Biochemistry, followed by postdoctoral studies in Physiology at Duke University.  Her research is focused on ionic, redox and energetic alterations in cell death and cardioprotection. She has also focused on mechanisms regulating sex differences in cardiovascular disease.  Dr. Murphy received the Richard Bing Young Investigator Award from the International Society of Heart Research (ISHR) in 1983, and she was selected to present the 2009 Keith Reimer Distinguished lecture in Sapporo Japan and the Dresel Memorial Lecture in 2012 at Dalhousie University.  She received the Outstanding Mentorship Award from NHLBI in 2011. She is an Associated Editor for the Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology, Consulting Editor for Circulation Research, Deputy Editor for Cardiovascular Research and Editor of Current Opinions in Physiology.  She is a Fellow of the ISHR and the American Heart Association (AHA).  She has served on several NIH peer review study sections and was chair of the NIH- Myocardial Ischemia and Metabolism Study Section. She is President of the ISHR and serves on the Leadership Committee of the Basic Cardiovascular Science Council of the AHA. She is also the North American Coordinator of a Leducq Transatlantic Network of Excellence on Targeting Mitochondria to Treat Heart Disease.