Sean Murphy

 Sean Murphy
Mentor: Dr. Brandi Ormerod
College of Engineering
"In my career I look to improve medical treatments and medical devises available to the public. Research provides the ability for me to be on the front lines of current medical innovation."


Biomedical Engineering


Mathematics; Biomolecular

Research Interests

  • Neuroscience
  • Repair Engineering
  • Drug Therapy

Academic Awards

  • UF University Scholars Program
  • Florida Bright Futures


  • Copper Monkey


  • Big Brothers Big Sisters

Hobbies and Interests

  • Team Sports
  • Equestrian Riding
  • Family

Research Description

Elongating Axons of Neural Progenitor Cells with Magnetic Nanoparticles
My research consists of having magnetic nanoparticles transported into Neural Progenitor Cells by neural transmitter transporters. Once the nanoparticles are in the cells, we can localize these nanoparticles. Then a magnetic field can be constructed and attempt to move these cells in a designated direction by the manipulation of the nanoparticles.