Welcome to the Murphy Group Bioinspired Materials Lab (BML) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
We are building innovative biomaterials to address significant challenges in biology and medicine. We bring together chemists, biologists, materials scientists, and engineers to create new materials we refer to as “bioinspired materials”. Our materials are “bioinspired” because they mimic some of the fascinating ways that nature builds materials – from sea shells to human organs. We work closely with biologists to make fundamental scientific discoveries. We also partner with clinicians to create medical devices that can regenerate diseased or damaged tissues. We are driven to achieve high impact by pursuing groundbreaking discoveries, translating discoveries into new medical treatments, and training the next generation of leaders in regenerative medicine.