Research Fellowships

Clinical Fellowship

Dr. Murphy has over twenty-seven years of experience formally supervising trainees; he has inspired many aspiring Dermatopathologists.

Students completing the Harvard Dermatopathology Fellowship rotate through the BWH Program in Dermatopathology. They are encouraged to conduct research, submit peer-reviewed publications, and co-author textbook chapters as their time and interest permit. By the end of this clinical fellowship, all trainees would be prepared to attain board certification in dermatopathology, and those aspiring for careers in academic dermatopathology would be particularly well-positioned.

Students in the Harvard Medical School’s Anatomic Pathology Residency Program may also work with the Murphy Lab to pursue the goals and objectives of their basic training.

Right: Dr. Laga presented a poster at the BWH Pathology Department’s annual Research Celebration.

Research projects that Harvard medical students and Dermatopathology fellows have worked on include:

  • Graft-versus-host disease
  • Cytokines and dendrocytes
  • CD31 and melanoma
  • Neuropeptide biology
  • Mast cells and integrins
  • c-Kit ligand
  • Feline atopic dermatitis
  • Kaposi sarcoma
  • Melanoma
  • Langerhans cell biology
  • Fibrosing disorders
  • SOX2 gene in skin
Research Fellows and Visitors

Requests from third-year medical students, post-doctoral fellows, and physician-scientists to join or visit the Murphy Lab are accepted on an ongoing basis via mail and e-mail.

A thorough request would include all of the following:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum Vitae, including a description of relevant academic and research experience
  • Letters of recommendation from professional references
  • Statement of intent, project proposal, and/or research question
  • Funding proposal



Official Policies and Guidelines for Postdoctoral Fellows

Video “Partners HealthCare: Medicine with a Global Perspective”

BWH Biomedical Research Institute

Grants & Funding

BWH Office for Research Careers (ORC)

Postdoc Life at BWH

English as a Scientific LanguageClasses

International Center: provides information about finding housing and getting settled

Harvard Medical School Office for Postdoctoral Fellows

Harvard Medical School Postdoc Association

Events for Postdocs

Harvard Neighbors: a social group for family members of Harvard researchers