Immunology, Medicine and Translational Research
Washington University in St. Louis
Dr. Murphy is also a professor of pathology at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine.
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.
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.