I was born and raised in New York City. While in high school I had the opportunity to conduct research in the Costa Lab at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Through this experience, I developed a deep interest in the fields of tissue engineering and cardiac regeneration. I have now moved my passions over to Dublin while I pursue a degree in Biomedical Engineering from Trinity College Dublin.
During term, I work as lab assistant in the Monaghan Lab in the Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute. While, during the summer I spend my time as a lab assistant in the Costa Lab at Mt. Sinai.
Have a look at my previous work throughout this website and feel free to get in touch.
Monaghan Lab 2018/2019
Murphy, J. F., Mayourian, J., Stillitano, F., Munawar, S., Broughton, K. M., Agullo-Pascual, E., Sussman, M. A., Hajjar, R. J., Costa, K. D. & Turnbull, I. C. (2019). Adult human cardiac stem cell supplementation effectively increases contractile function and maturation in human engineered cardiac tissues. Stem Cell Res Ther 10, 373
[Abstract] Murphy, J. F., Mayourian, J., Stillitano, F., Munawar, S., Broughton, K. M., Sussman, M. A., Hajjar, R. J., Costa, K. D. & Turnbull, I. C. (2019). Cardiac Stem Cells from Failing Heart Improve Contractility of Engineered Human Myocardium. 2019 Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Meeting. Philadelphia, PA. October 16-19, 2019
[Abstract] Salazar, S. I., Mayourian, J., Chionuma, H., Murphy, J., Costa, K. D. & Turnbull, I. C. (2019). Comparison of cell culturing conditions and extracellular vesicle preservation techniques to maximize cardioactive potency of the adult stem cell sectretome. Extracellular Vesicales in Diagnostics and Therapeutics Symposium. New York Academy of Sciences. February 19, 2019. Poster Presentation.
[Abstract] Murphy, J. F., Mayourian, J., Salazar, S. I., Ceholski, D. K., Pothula, V. M., Stillitano, F., Dave, J., Broughton, K., Sussman, M., Hajjar, R. J., Costa, K. D. & Turnbull, I. C. (2018). Adult Human Cardiac Progenitor Cells Enhance Contractile Force in Human Engineered Cardiac Tissues. AHA Scientific Sessions 2018. Nov 12, 2018.
[Abstract] Turnbull, I. C., Murphy, J. F., Mayourian, J., Salazar, S. I., Ceholski, D. K., Pothula, V., Stillitano, F., Broughton, K., Sussman, M., Hajjar, R. J. & Costa, K. D. (2018). Heterocellular Coupling Mediates Pro-Contractile Effects Of Cardiac Progenitor Cells In Human Engineered Cardiac Tissue. International Society for Stem Cell Research. June 2018: 52-53
Turnbull, I. C., Mayourian, J., Murphy, J. F., Stillitano, F., Ceholski, D. K. & Costa, K. D. (2018). Cardiac Tissue Engineering Models of Inherited and Acquired Cardiomyopathies. Methods Mol Biol 1816: 145-159
Mayourian, J., Ceholski, D. K., Gorski, P. A., Mathiyalagan, P., Murphy, J. F., Salazar, S. I., Stillitano, F., Hare, J. M., Sahoo, S., Hajjar, R. J. & Costa, K. D. (2018). Exosomal microRNA-21-5p Mediates Mesenchymal Stem Cell Paracrine Effects on Human Cardiac Tissue Contractility. Circ Res 122(7): 933-944.
Rock Climbing is one of my favorite pastimes, I spend most weekends at the climbing gym or climbing outside.
I also like to use climbing as an excuse to travel almost every school break.
The Gunks, New York
Muckros Head, Ireland
Cape Town, South Africa
CEYE Research Scholar
I helped lead middle school students through dissections of the heart, brain, eyes, and kidneys.
I provided middle schoolers with advice on the high school application process and answered any questions they may have had.
HSMSE Key Club Member
As an active member in HSMSE key club during high school I completed more than 200 hours of volunteer service all around NYC.
Volunteer activities included soup kitchens, community walks, river cleanups, and a variety of other events.
VTP Maths Tutor
During term at Trinity College Dublin I provide grinds each week in maths to a student preparing for his junior cert.
This is part of the Voluntary Tuition Program which helps to provide underpriviledged kids in the Dublin Metro Area with the educational support they need.