Peer Reviewed Publications:


Burks HE, Phamduy TB, Azimi MS, Saksena J, Burow ME, Collins-Burow BM, Chrisey DB, Murfee WL. (2016) Laser Direct-Write onto Live Tissues: A Novel Model for Studying Cancer Cell Migration. J Cell Physiol. Feb 29.

Corliss BA, Azimi MS, Munson JM, Peirce SM, Murfee WL. (2016) Macrophages: An Inflammatory Link Between Angiogenesis and Lymphangiogenesis. Microcirculation. Feb; 23(2): 95-121.


Phamduy TB, Sweat RS, Azimi MS, Burow ME, Murfee WL, Chrisey DB. (2015) Printing Cancer Cells into Intact Microvascular Networks: A Model for Investigating Cancer Cell Dynamics During Angiogenesis. Integr Biol (Camb). Sep; 7(9): 1068-1078.

Murfee WL, Sweat RS, Tsubota K, Mac Gabhann F, Khismatullin D, Peirce SM. (2015) Applications of Computational Models to Better Understand Microvascular Remodeling: A Focus on Biomechanical Integration Across Scales. Interface Focus. Apr; 5(2).

Azimi MS, Myers L, Lacey M, Stewart SA, Shi Q, Katakam PV, Mondal D, Murfee WL. (2015) An Ex Vivo Model for Anti-Angiogenic Drug Testing on Intact Microvascular Networks. PLoS One. Mar; 10(3).


Sweat RS, Sloas DC, Murfee WL. (2014) VEGF-C Induces Lymphangiogenesis and Angiogenesis in the Rat Mesentery Culture Model. Microcirculation. Aug; 21(6): 532-540.

Kelly-Goss MR, Sweat RS, Stapor PC, Peirce SM, Murfee WL. (2014) Targeting Pericytes for Angiogenic Therapies. Microcirculation. May; 21(4): 345-357.

Stapor PC, Sweat RS, Dashti DC, Betancourt AM, Murfee WL. (2014) Pericyte Dynamics During Angiogenesis: New Insights from New Identities. J Vasc Res. May; 51(3): 163-174.


Stapor PC, Azimi MS, Ahsan T, Murfee WL. (2013) An Angiogenesis Model for Investigating Multicellular Interactions Across Intact Microvascular Networks. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. Jan; 304(2): H235-H245.

Kelly-Goss MR, Sweat RS, Azimi MS, Murfee WL. (2013) Vascular Islands During Microvascular Regression and Regrowth in Adult Networks. Front Physiol. May; 4:108.


Sweat RS, Stapor PC, Murfee WL. (2012) Relationships Between Lymphangiogenesis and Angiogenesis During Inflammation in Rat Mesentery Microvascular Networks. Lymphat Res Biol. Dec; 10(4): 198-207.

Kelly-Goss MR, Winterer ER, Stapor PC, Yang M, Sweat RS, Stallcup WB, Schmid-Schönbein GW, Murfee WL. (2012) Cell Proliferation Along Vascular Islands During Microvascular Network Growth. BMC Physiol. Jun; 12:7.

Yang M, Murfee WL. (2012) The Effect of Microvascular Pattern Alterations on Network Resistance in Spontaneously Hypertensive Rats. Med Biol Eng Comput. Jun; 50(6): 585-593.

Yang M, Stapor PC, Peirce SM, Betancourt AM, Murfee WL. (2012) Rat Mesentery Exteriorization: A Model for Investigating the Cellular Dynamics Involved in Angiogenesis. J Vis Exp. (2012). May; 20(63)

Stapor PC, Murfee WL. (2012) Identification of Class III β-Tubulin as a Marker of Angiogenic Perivascular Cells. Microvasc Res. Mar; 83(2): 257-262.

Stapor PC, Murfee WL. (2012) Spatiotemporal Distribution of Neurovascular Aligment in Remodeling Adult Rat Mesentery Microvascular Networks. J Vasc Res. Apr; 49(4): 299-308.

2011 and Prior

Yang M, Aragon M, Murfee WL. (2011) Angiogenesis In Mesenteric Microvascular Networks From Spontaneously Hypertensive Versus Normotensive Rats. Microcirculation. Oct; 18(7): 574-582.

Forouzan O, Burns JM, Robichaux JL, Murfee WL, Shevkoplyas SS. (2011) Passive recruitment of circulating leukocytes into capillary sprouts from existing capillaries in a microfluidic system. Lab Chip. Jun 7; 11(11): 1924-1932.

Stapor PC, Wang W, Murfee WL, Khismatullin DB. (2011) The Distribution of Fluid Shear Stresses in Capillary Sprouts. Cardiovascular Engineering and Technology. 2(2): 124-136.

Tran ED, Yang M, Chen A, DeLano FA, Murfee WL and Schmid-Schönbein GW. (2011) Matrix Metalloproteinase Activity Causes VEGFR-2 Cleavage and Microvascular Rarefaction in Mesentery. Microcirculation. April; 18(2): 228-237.

Robichaux JL, Tanno E, Rappleye JW, Ceballos M, Stallcup WB, Schmid-Schönbein GW, Murfee WL. (2010) Lymphatic/Blood Endothelial Cell Connections at the Capillary Level in Adult Rat Mesentery. Anatomical Record. 293: 1629-1638.

Murfee WL, Rappleye JW, Ceballos M, Schmid-Schonbein GW. (2007) Discontinuous Expression of Endothelial Cell Adhesion Molecules along Initial Lymphatic Vessels in Adult Rat Mesentery: The Primary Valve Structure. Lymphatic Research and Biology. 5(2): 81-89.

Binder KW, Murfee WL, Song J, Laughlin MH, Price RJ. (2007) Computational Network Model Prediction of Hemodynamic Alterations Due to Arteriolar Remodeling in Interval Sprint Trained Skeletal Muscle. Microcirculation. April-May; 14: 181-192.

Taylor AC, Murfee WL, Peirce SM. (2007) EphB4 Expression along Adult Microvascular Networks: More than a Venous Specific Marker. Microcirculation. April-May; 14: 253-267.

Murfee WL, Rehorn MR, Peirce SM, Skalak TC. (2006) Perivascular Cells along Venules Upregulate NG2 Expression During Microvascular Remodeling. Microcirculation. April; 13: 261-273.

Murfee WL, Hammett LA, Evans C, Xie L, Squire M, Rubin C, Judex S, Skalak TC. (2005) High-Frequency Low Magnitude Vibrations Suppress the Number of Blood Vessels per Muscle Fiber in Mouse Soleus Muscle. Journal of Applied Physiology. June; 98: 2376-2380.

Murfee WL, Skalak TC, Peirce SM. (2005) Differential Arterial/Venous Expression of NG2 Proteoglycan in Perivascular Cells Along Microvessels: Identifying a Venule-Specific Phenotype. Microcirculation. March; 12(2): 151-160.

Murfee WL, Van Gieson EJ, Price RJ, Skalak TC. (2004) Cell Proliferation in Mesenteric Microvascular Network Remodeling in Response to Elevated Hemodynamic Stress. Annals of Biomedical Engineering. December; 32(12): 1662-1666.

Van Gieson EJ, Murfee WL, Skalak TC, Price RJ. (2003) Enhanced smooth muscle cell coverage of microvessels exposed to increased hemodynamic stresses in vivo. Circulation Research. May 2; 92(8): 929-936.

Book Chapters:

Murfee WL, Schmid-Schönbein GW. (2008) Structure of Microvascular Networks in Genetic Hypertension. Methods of Enzymology Series on Angiogenesis. 444:271-84.


Schmid-Schönbein GW, Murfee WL. (2008) In response to "Point:Counterpoint: There is/is not capillary recruitment in active skeletal muscle during exercise". J Appl Physiol. Mar;104(3): 897.