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Kenneth M. Murphy, MD, PhD
Investigator / 1997–Present

Scientific Discipline

Immunology, Medicine and Translational Research

Host Institution

Washington University in St. Louis

Current Position

Dr. Murphy is also Eugene Opie First Centennial Professor of Pathology & Immunology at the Washington University School of Medicine.

Current Research

Lineage Commitment in Immunity

Ken Murphy's laboratory studies the development and function of various immune lineages that contribute to immune responses, particulary T cell–dependent immune responses to intracellular pathogens. His lab is currently interested in understanding the development of dendritic cells into the several specialized lineages that underlie divergent T cell differentiation in response to varied pathogens.
Two suggested interfaces of the STAT4 N-domain...

Biography

Dr. Murphy is also Professor of Pathology at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. He obtained his M.D. and Ph.D. degrees from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, where he studied with Solomon Snyder in the…

Dr. Murphy is also Professor of Pathology at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. He obtained his M.D. and Ph.D. degrees from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, where he studied with Solomon Snyder in the Departments of Pharmacology and Neuroscience. He did his residency in pathology and his postdoctoral training with Dennis Loh, in the area of T cell development, at Washington University School of Medicine.

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Education

  • BA, chemistry, Rice University
  • MD, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • PhD, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Awards

  • William B. Coley Award for Distinguished Research in Basic and Tumor Immunology, Cancer Research Institute
  • AAI-Thermo Fisher Meritorious Career Award, American Association of Immunologists

Memberships

  • American Society for Clinical Investigation
  • Association of American Physicians
  • American Association of Immunologists
  • American Society for Investigative Pathology
  • Member, National Academy of Sciences
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