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Graeme Murray


University of Chicago, B.A. in Physics with Honors, B.A. in Chemistry (2014)
Hometown: Seattle, WA
PhD Advisor: Jason Reed, PhD
Graduate Program: Nanoscience and Nanotechnology


Research Interests:

Graeme's undergraduate research used kinked silicon nanowires as cantilevers to measure inter- and intracellular forces including muscle contraction. At VCU, Graeme hopes to combine his background and interests in Physics, Chemistry, and Medicine.

Personal Bio:

Graeme grew up in Seattle, WA with his twin brother, Alastair. For three summers, he worked as a bicycle mechanic and has raced bicycles since he was a teenager. Graeme is excited to be a Ram and cheer the Rams to another Final Four.


J. F. Zimmerman, R. Parameswaran, G. F. Murray, Y. Wang, M. Burke, B. Z. Tian. Cellular uptake and dynamics of unlabeled freestanding silicon nanowires. Science Advances, 2016, 2:e1601039

J. F. Zimmerman, G. F. Murray, and B. Z. Tian. Optical Determination of Silicon Nanowire Diameters for Intracellular Applications. J. Phys. Chem. C, Article ASAP. DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.5b10076

J. F. Zimmerman, G. F. Murray, Y. Wang, J. M. Jumper, J. R. Austin, II, and B. Z. Tian. Free-Standing Kinked Silicon Nanowires for Probing Inter- and Intracellular Force Dynamics. Nano Letters Article ASAP DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.5b01963

Abstracts, Posters, and Presentations:

G.F. Murray, F. Meng, L. Kurgan, H.J. Donahue. High-throughput computational methods of osteocytic proteins upregulated by mechanical signals shows high functional specificity [abstract]. Orthopaedic Research Society Annual Meeting 2017 March 22-25 San Diego, CA no. 688