UND alumnus and expert in stem cell research to present at chemistry Homecoming lecture


Kate Menzies

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UND alumnus Charles E. Murry, who currently works at the University of Washington, Seattle, will present "Regenerating the Heart: A Journey from Chemistry Major to Stem Cell Biologist," at 4 p.m., Friday, Oct. 12, in Room 138 of Abbott Hall, on the University of North Dakota campus.

There will be a reception at 3:15 p.m. in 232 Abbott Hall prior to the lecture. All are welcome.

Since 1996, the Murry lab has worked to understand the mechanisms that underlie cardiovascular disease and to develop new treatments. They have a longstanding interest in the biology of myocardial infarction (heart attacks), and in particular, how the heart heals after infarction. The lab has a major focus in stem cell biology and tissue engineering, where they seek to understand the molecular basis for cardiovascular differentiation, and to harness the potential of stem cells to repair the heart.

Murry received a Ph.D. in pathology from Duke University in 1988, an M.D. from Duke in 1989 and a bachelor of science degree from the University of North Dakota in 1982.