Professor, Department of Psychiatry
University of British Columbia
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Dr. Murphy obtained his Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins in 1989. He is a basic scientist interested in applying high-resolution imaging and optogenetic techniques to questions involving stroke in live mice. Dr. Murphy’s lab has evaluated relationships between synaptic structure and brain circuit function during and after ischemia. Dr. Murphy is Professor in the Department of Psychiatry. He is actively constructing and optimizing instrumentation for in vivo structural and functional brain imaging to investigate mouse models of human disease. The lab employs optogenetic tools to provide local light-activated loss or gain of circuit function to test circuit-based hypotheses about stroke recovery.