Carnegie Mellon University
November 20, 2012

Robert Murphy lead's collaborative initiative

Robert MurphyLane Center Director Robert F. Murphy will lead CMU’s participation in a new collaborative initiative, supported by a five-year, $9.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), that will establish the Biomedical Technology Research Center (BTRC). “We have imagined this new center as a Pittsburgh center, joining the two universities, the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon, with PSC strengths in training and biomedical supercomputing,” said Murphy. This new center seeks to identify the molecular and cellular mechanisms that control neurotransmission and signaling events, which in turn could lead to the development of novel treatments for nervous system disorders, and will develop computational tools for modeling and simulating biological systems.