Embryonic Diapause: the Real Arrested Development.
Professor Bruce Murphy
Dr. Bruce D. Murphy earned his BSc (Biology) and MSc (Physiology) at Colorado State University. He was awarded a PhD in reproductive biology (University of Saskatchewan), where he continued on the Biology faculty. In 1985 he founded the Reproductive Biology Research Unit in the Department Obstetrics and Gynecology, College of Medicine and served as Director until 1991. From 1991 to 2013 he was Director of the Centre de recherche en reproduction, Université de Montréal where he currently holds a joint appointment Département de obstetrique-gynecologie, Faculté de médecine. He has held visiting appointments at Cornell University, and at the Institute of Genetics, Cellular and Molecular Biology, Louis Pasteur University, Strasbourg, France and the School of Biosciences, University of Melbourne. He founded the Réseau Québécois en Reproduction (Quebec Reproduction Network, RQR) that is currently funded by federal and provincial grants. This network coordinates collaborations, sponsors symposia and provides training funds to 80 researchers in the province of Quebec. He was founder of the Canadian Consortium in Reproductive Biology,and chaired of the Institute of Human Development Advisory Board and Standing Committee in Reproductive Biology. He was Treasurer of the Society for the Study of Reproduction (SSR) 2000-2009, and served as President of that Society in 2015-2016. He is on the editorial board of five journals and served as Editor-In-Chief of Biology of Reproduction, 2009-2013. Dr. Murphy’s laboratory has been continuously funded since he began as an independent investigator for studies of diapause and embryo implantation and for investigation of ovarian function. He is author of more than 250 scientific publications on these topics and has been a plenary and symposium lecturer at several international conferences. Among the awards he has received are the SSR Distinguished Service Award, the Pfizer Award for Research Excellence and the CFAS Award for Excellence in Reproductive Medicine. He received the SSR Trainee-mentoring award and the CRCQ Mentor of the Year award in 2014. He was elected to the Argentine Academy of Agricultural Science in 1988, as a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences in 2006, and is Laureate of the Fonds du Québec (2009). He has trained more than 60 graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, most of whom continue working in the field of reproductive biology.