Prof. Mandi Murph

University of Georgia, United States of America

Mandi Murph is a Georgia Cancer Coalition Scholar and an Assistant Professor in the College of Pharmacy at the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia. Before coming to Georgia, Murph was a postdoctoral fellow in Systems Biology at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. She won a young investigator award from the Biochemical Journal. She is an author on publications in Cancer Cell, Molecular Cancer, Journal of the National Cancer Institute, Molecular Cancer Research, PLoS ONE, Clinical Cancer Research and the Journal of Biological Chemistry. She has received grant funding from the Georgia Cancer Coalition and the National Cancer Institute, which is part of the National Institutes of Health.

Fields of Research


  • 1992 – 1996

    DuPont, Wilmington

  • 1996 - 1999

    Biology, Emory University, Atlanta


  • 2000 – 2005

    Dr. Harish Radhakrishna, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta


Edited Books

  • Melanoma - Current Clinical Management and Future Therapeutics

    Melanoma - Current Clinical Management and Future Therapeutics serves as an advanced course in melanoma or an addendum to further polish expertise. Sections of the book include a thorough introduction on epidemiology and disease, the current surgical management of melanoma and lymph node dissection, immunotherapy along with drug toxicities and emerging research topics, like RAGE and autotaxin, that have potential therapeutic applications. The chapters in this book explore the most common subtype of melanoma, cutaneous disease, as well as a rare form, acral lentiginous melanoma and even canine tumors. Experts from around the globe contributed chapters, most of which have visual illustrations to depict aspects of disease management and therapy, allowing readers to grasp the advanced concepts presented.

  • Research on Melanoma - A Glimpse into Current Directions and Future Trends

    The book Research on Melanoma: A Glimpse into Current Directions and Future Trends, is divided into sections to represent the most cutting-edge topics in melanoma from around the world. The emerging epigenetics of disease, novel therapeutics under development and the molecular signaling aberrations are explained in detail. Since there are a number of areas in which unknowns exist surrounding the complex development of melanoma and its response to therapy, this book illuminates and comprehensively discusses such aspects. It is relevant for teaching the novice researcher who wants to initiate projects in melanoma and the more senior researcher seeking to polish their existing knowledge in this area. Many chapters include visuals and illustrations designed to easily guide the reader through the ideas presented.

  • Melanoma in the Clinic - Diagnosis, Management and Complications of Malignancy

    This book provides an excellent overview of how melanoma is treated in the clinic. Since oncologists and clinicians across the globe contributed to this book, each area also explores the unique burdens that geographical areas experience from melanoma subtypes and how these are treated in different settings. It also includes several chapters that illustrate novel methods for diagnosing melanoma in the clinic using new technologies, which are likely to significantly improve outcomes. Several chapters cover surgical techniques and other present very rare or challenging clinical cases of melanoma and how these were treated. The book is geared towards informing clinicians and even patients how melanoma arises, what tools are available and which decisions need to be made by patients and their families in order to treat this devastating disease.