How would you use your STEM education?
Dr. Murray is a professor of Cell Biology and Physiology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Murray became the first African American woman to be named a full professor at the school. Dr. Murray moved a lot—she earned an undergraduate degree at University of Illinois-Chicago, master’s at Texas Southern University, doctorate at University of Iowa, and postdoctorate study at University of California, Riverside before establishing her career in Pittsburgh. Her research focuses on cellular organization and cell to cell communication. Dr. Murray’s current work seeks to elucidate the molecular mechanisms that regulate gap junction plaque assembly, disassembly, and degradation. Dr. Murray’s passion for knowledge and her interest in biomedical research was motivated by the impact that research can have on the lives of millions of people.