Thomas F. Murray, Ph.D., is the Provost at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. Dr. Murray joined Creighton University as the Chair of the Department of Pharmacology in the School of Medicine in 2006. In addition, Dr. Murray held administrative appointments as Associate Dean for Research in the School of Medicine (2008-2016), Associate Vice President for Health Sciences Research (2011-13), and Associate Vice Provost for Research and Scholarship (2013-1017).
Prior to coming to Creighton University, Dr. Murray was at the University of Georgia where he was Distinguished Research Professor and Head of the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology of the College of Veterinary Medicine. Prior to assuming leadership of the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology at the University of Georgia, Dr. Murray served on the faculty of Colleges of Pharmacy at Washington State University and Oregon State University for 16 years.
Dr. Murray was trained as a molecular pharmacologist at the University of Washington. He spent two years at the National Institute of Mental Health in Washington, D.C. as a Pharmacology Research Associate Program Fellow.
Active in research, he has published over 180 publications in the areas of signal transduction and neuropharmacology, and has had continuous funding from the National Institutes of Health since 1986. He has served as an editorial board member for Neuropharmacology (1986-1991); the editor of Critical Reviews in Neurobiology (2002-2007); a member of the National Institute on Drug Abuse Biomedical Research Review Committee (Pharmacology II); an ad hoc member of the NIH IFCN Review Committee; and a current member of the National Institute on Drug Abuse Training and Career Development Committee.