Kenneth Murphy, M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Murphy is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator and a 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. Dr. Murphy 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. His work focuses on the development and function of various immune lineages that contribute to immune responses. The overarching goal of his research is to improve the ability of vaccines to induce T cell-dependent immune responses to overcome current obstacles in treating HIV, tuberculosis and cancers. Dr. Murphy serves on the editorial board of leading immunology journals and has been the recipient of the 2012 William B. Coley Award for Distinguished Research in Basic and Tumor Immunology by the Cancer Research Institute.