Sean Murphy: smurph50 (at) jhu (dot) edu
Position: Postdoctoral Fellow
Favorite Sports Teams: Seattle Mariners, Liverpool FC, Seattle Seahawks
Hobbies: Outdoors, painting, ultimate frisbee, curling, piano, board games, adventures
I was born in the jungle of Los Angeles and raised by a pack of wild miniature schnauzers. I grew up in Seattle and earned my BS in Bioengineering and BA in Economics with an Applied Math minor from the University of Washington. I worked in the lab of Michael Laflamme studying cell therapy for myocardial infarction, focusing on electromechanical integration of engrafted stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes. I recently completed my PhD in Biomedical Engineering at Johns Hopkins in Chulan Kwon's lab.
In the Kwon lab, I use a bioinformatics approach to study heart development with the goal of improving stem cell-derived cardiomyocyte maturation. Outside of lab, I volunteer with Thread, an organization dedicated to supporting underperforming Baltimore high school students.