Galveston County Daily News (Internet / Print) 02/04/06 Pioneering virologist Frederick A. Murphy, one of the scientists who first identified the Ebola and Marburg viruses, has joined the faculty of the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. “Every tribe needs a sage, and Fred Murphy is the new sage of the physicians and scientists at UTMB whose focus is the creation of new knowledge regarding infectious disease,” said David Walker, chairman of UTMB’s pathology department and executive director of the UTMB Center for Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Diseases. “His deep insight and ability to frame novel, important ideas are unique. His creativity and skills in synthesizing concepts and asking the right questions are remarkable. His wisdom will be a guiding force.”