Senior Associate Dean for Clinical and Translational Research
Timothy Murphy, MD, is senior associate dean for clinical and translational research, responsible for overseeing strategies that aim to transform the school’s research programs into new or improved treatments for patients.
An internationally recognized expert in respiratory tract bacterial infections, Murphy is a SUNY Distinguished Professor of medicine and microbiology and immunology. He specializes in research on pathogens responsible for ear infections (primarily in children) and on lower respiratory tract infections in adults with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
Murphy holds more than a dozen patents related to vaccine development and is co-principal investigator on the longest-standing study of COPD, which he is conducting at the Buffalo Veterans Affairs Medical Center. His laboratory is based at UB’s New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences, and his work is funded by grants from the National Institutes of Health.
A graduate of New York University, Murphy received his medical
degree from Tufts University School of Medicine and completed a
fellowship in infectious diseases at Tufts before coming to UB in
1981. He has published more than 150 articles in peer-reviewed
journals and serves as a reviewer for 20 medical journals,
including the New England Journal of Medicine.