Chuck Murry founded and currently directs the Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine at the University of Washington.

Why you should listen

Heart failure -- now the number one cause of death worldwide -- is the motivation behind Dr. Chuck Murry's specialized research into innovative treatments. Murry believes that it's not enough simply to help patients who are plagued with chronic disease survive. Instead, his pioneering work seeks to harness the potential of human stem cells to eliminate the disease from the body.

Chuck Murry’s TED talk