Of Belmont and New London, NH Richard “Rich” Murphy died on March 24, 2022 in La Quinta, CA, surrounded by his family. A neuroscientist, he served as president and CEO of the Salk Institute in La Jolla, CA from 2000 to 2007. He was also chair of the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology at the University of Alberta (1986-1992), director of the Montreal Neurological Institute at McGill University (1992-2000), and interim president of the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (2007-2008).
Rich was born in Revere. He leaves his wife of 53 years, Elaine Murphy (ne Finnegan), their three children, his two brothers, and their families. Donations in his memory are welcome to the American Brain Tumor Association (bit.ly/DonateABTA) and the Francis Ouimet Scholarship Fund (www.ouimet.org).