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E. Hazel Murphy, Ph.D.

Neurobiology, Plasticity and Regeneration

Email, emurphy@drexelmed.edu

My research interests are focused on CNS development and on mechanisms that control the effects of in utero drug exposure on the developing CNS. Currently, as Director of the Medical Neurosciences Course, most of my effort is devoted to teaching.


E. Hazel Murphy received her Ph.D. degree in Psychology in 1969 from the University of London, and did postdoctoral studies in neurophysiology at Stanford University. Dr. Murphy was appointed to the faculty of the University of Chicago in 1971 and was Chairman of their Division in Biopsychology from 1975 to 1976. She moved to the Allegheny University of the Health Sciences in 1976 and is currently Professor in the Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy.

Selected Publications

Murphy EH, Fischer I, Friedman E, Grayson DE, Jones L, Levitt P, O'Brien-Jenkins A, Wang H-Y, Wang X-H. (1997). Cocaine administration in pregnant rabbits alters cortical structure and function in their progeny independent of maternal seizures. Exp Brain Res 114:433-441.

Murphy EH, Chon J, Darvish-Sefat F, Diven K, Schumann M, Shumsky J. (1997). Effects of cocaine-induced seizures during pregnancy in the rabbit. Physiol & Behav 62:597-604.

Levitt P, Harvey JA, Friedman E, Simansky K, Murphy EH. (1997). Prenatal drug exposure: new evidence for neurotransmitter influences on brain development. TINS 269-274.