This profile is part of a series to highlight the researchers who will be honored at a ceremony on Feb. 24 for UNMC's 2021 Scientist Laureate, Distinguished Scientist, New Investigator and Community Service to Research Award recipients.
Distinguished Scientist Award
The Distinguished Scientist Award -- which is sponsored by the chancellor -- recognizes researchers who have been among the most productive scientists at UNMC during the past five years.
- Name: Daryl (DJ) Murry, PharmD
- Title: Professor, UNMC Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science, College of Pharmacy
- Joined UNMC: November 2015
- Hometown: Columbus Junction, Iowa
- Personalized therapeutics
Why is research important in the world today? Research is critical in the world today to help us generate new knowledge to improve all aspects of society. For every breakthrough, there are new, unanswered questions that must be researched.
My research will make a difference because:
My research will increase our knowledge of patient specific factors that influence drug response, toxicity and outcome and lead to the development of strategies to optimize drug use across disease states.
The best advice I’ve ever received is:
Sometimes research can be a slog (his words), continue to push through. Surround yourself with talented people who share the desire to make a difference in the life of a patient and who have the ability to collaborate across disciplines. It will make your research journey much more memorable.
Three things you may not know about me are:
- I grew up on a farm and am a first-generation college graduate.
- My wife, Janice, and I have three children, Logan, Rylan and Jenae, and a 13-year-old dog, Taz.
- I have a large comic book collection dating back to the 1960s.
Hey D.J., it's Patsy Pugh!! This is so COOL!! I work in a pharmacy, too!! I guess we both came from the "farm" to the "pharm"!! Way to make our Class of '82 proud. CONGRATS!!
Congratulations, Dr. Murry!
Good thing I helped you get through Biology in High School! Congrats!
Congratulations young man. I graduated CJ with your Mom in ‘72, and have seen your mom’s proud comments of her kids and grandkids. So proud of what you are doing with your work/research. Their will be countless of individuals you will have saved in your lifetime. Keep up the good work. P.s. tell your mom hi for me when she gets to Omaha for your well deserved recognition.
So awesome. You may not remember me but we graduated from high school together…this makes me proud. Congratulations…Matt Clark
CONGRATULATIONS, D J.!!
Congratulations! Did not know about the comic books!
Congratulations, DJ! A well-deserved honor.
Congratulations DJ on this well deserved award!
Congratulations Dr Murry
Congrats, DJ! Very well deserved!
Congratulations, Dr. Murry.
Congrats DJ! It is a pleasure to work with you!
Congratulations, Dr. Murry!
Congratulations Dr. Murry!
Congratulations DJ. Well desreved!
Congratulations Dr Murry 👏🏻