Honors Faculty

Amy Vashlishan Murray

Assistant Professor (2009)

B.A. College of Holy Cross
Ph.D. Harvard University

Amy Vashlishan Murray

Dr. Vashlishan is a molecular biologist with research and teaching interests at the intersection of genetics, neurobiology, and public understanding of science.  Her current laboratory work utilizes genetic approaches to explore how neurons can adjust their activity in response to changes in the environment, leading to alterations in behavior.

A member of the National Association and Science Writers and theAmerican Association for the Advancement of Sciences, she also maintains a scholarly focus on the communication and impact of science. She has worked in exhibit development at the Boston Museum of Science and was a former director of the non-profit public science education program and seminar series Science in the News at Harvard Medical School.


Office: Walk 913

Phone: 3581

E-Mail: a_vashlishan_murray@emerson.edu

Honors Program Newsletter

Honors Program Newsletter

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Honors Thesis Project Lights Display

"Lumens" light display

Light It Up: Honors Thesis Project

An Emerson student is causing smiles as students and visitors stare in amazement at his LED light display—all part of his honors thesis project—in the main foyer of the Little Building.

Displaying an inner sense of direction and responsibility that shows in their intellectual engagement when they first step foot on campus, Honors students are driven, creative individuals who bond as a close-knit community of learners.

Nigel C. Gibson

Director of the Honors Program