Peer Reviewed Publications:


Vinson BT, Phamduy T, Shipman J, Riggs B, Strong A, Murfee W, Burow M, Bunnell B, Sklare S, Huang Y, Chrisey D. (2017) Laser direct-write based fabrication of a spatially-defined, biomimetic construct as a potential model for breast cancer cell invasion into adipose tissue. Biofabrication. Apr 6.

Murfee W. (2017) When angiogenesis is not good enough. J Physiol. Mar 1; 595(5): 1439.

Azimi MS, Motherwell JM, Murfee WL. (2017) An Ex Vivo Method for Time-Lapse Imaging of Cultured Rat Mesenteric Microvascular Networks. J Vis Exp. Feb 9; (120).

Sweat RS, Sloas DC, Stewart SA, Czarny-Ratajczak M, Baddoo M, Eastwood JR, Suarez-Martinez AD, Azimi MS, Burks HE, Chedister LO, Myers L, Murfee WL. (2017) Aging is associated with impaired angiogenesis, but normal microvascular network structure, in the rat mesentery. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. Feb 1; 312(2): H275-H284.


Sweat RS, Sloas DC, Stewart SA, Czarny-Ratajczak M, Baddoo M, Eastwood JR, Suarez-Martinez AD, Azimi MS, Burks HE, Chedister LO, Myers L, Murfee WL. (2016) Aging is associated with impaired angiogenesis, but normal microvascular network structure, in the rat mesentery. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. Feb 1; 312(2): H275-H284.

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. Nov 23; 231(11): 2333-8.

Sweat RS, Azimi MS, Suarez-Martinez AD, Katakam P, Murfee WL. (2016) Lysophosphatidic acid does not cause blood/lymphatic vessel plasticity in the rat mesentery culture model. Physiol Rep. Jul; 4(13).

Sloas DC, Stewart SA, Sweat RS, Doggett TM, Alves NG, Breslin JW, Gaver DP, Murfee WL. (2016) Estimation of the Pressure Drop Required for Lymph Flow through Initial Lymphatic Networks. Lymphat Res Biol. Jun; 14(2): 62-9.

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:

Azimi MS, Lacey M, Mondal D, Murfee WL. (2016) An Ex Vivo Tissue Culture Model for Anti-angiogenic Drug Testing. Methods Mol Biol. Nov. 18; 1464: 85-95.

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.