William Murphy, Ph.D.

William J. Murphy, Ph.D.





Pathology - Dermatopathology


  • Professor
  • Dermatology Vice Chair of Research


UC Davis Institute for Regenerative Cures (IRC)

2921 Stockton Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95817
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Hematology and Oncology

Center/Program Affiliation

UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center
Institute for Regenerative Cures


Ph.D., Immunology, University of Texas, Southwestern Medical School, Dallas TX 1989

B.S., Rutgers University, New Brunswick NJ 1984

Honors and Awards

UC Davis School of Medicine, Outstanding Researcher Award, 2016

UC Davis School of Medicine, Dean's Excellence in Mentoring Award, 2011

Nevada Business Journal Health Care Hero, 2007

ASC Scholar Award, 2002

NCI, Norman P. Saltzman Mentoring Award, 2000

Select Recent Publications

Tietze JK, Wilkins DE, Sckisel GD, Bouchlaka MN, Alderson KL, Weiss JM, et al. Delineation of antigen-specific and antigen-nonspecific CD8 memory T-cell responses after cytokine-based cancer immunotherapy. Blood. 2012

Srinivasan M, Flynn R, Price A, Ranger A, Browning JL, Taylor PA, et al. Donor B-cell alloantibody deposition and germinal center formation are required for the development of murine chronic GVHD and bronchiolitis obliterans. Blood. 2011

Sun K, Alvarez M, Ames E, Barao I, Chen M, Longo DL, et al. Mouse NK cell-mediated rejection of bone marrow allografts exhibits patterns consistent with Ly49 subset licensing. Blood. 2011

Zhou Q, Munger ME, Veenstra RG, Weigel BJ, Hirashima M, Munn DH, Murphy WJ, Azuma M, Anderson AC, Kuchroo VK, Blazar BR. Coexpression of Tim-3 and PD-1 identifies a CD8 T-cell exhaustion phenotype in mice with disseminated acute myelogenous leukemia. Blood, 117(17): 4501-10, 2011.

Barao I, Alvarez M, Ames E, Orr MT, Stefanski HE, Blazar BR, Lanier LL, Anderson SK, Redelman D, Murphy WJ. Mouse Ly49G2 NK cells dominate early responses during both immune reconstitution and activation independent of MHC. Blood: 4501-10, 2011.

Barao I., M.Alvarez, Redelman D , Weiss JM, Ortaldo JR , Wiltrout RH, and Murphy WJ. Hydrodynamic Delivery of Human IL-15 cDNA Increases Murine Natural Killer Cell Recovery After Bone Marrow Transplantation. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant, 2011 under revision.

Coghill JM, Sarantopoulos S, Moran TP, Murphy WJ, Blazar BR, Serody JS. Effector CD4 T cells, the cytokines they generate, and GVHD: something old and something new. Blood, 117(12): 3268-76, 2011.

Hu B, He Y, Wu Y, Bao G, Liu H, Welniak LA, Murphy WJ. Activated allogeneic NK cells as suppressors of alloreactive responses. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant, 16(6): 772-81, 2010.

Orr MT, Murphy WJ, Lanier LL. 'Unlicensed' natural killer cells dominate the response to cytomegalovirus infection. Nat Immunol, 11(4): 321-7, 2010.

Urbieta M, Barao I, Jones M, Jurecic R, Panoskaltsis-Mortari A, Blazar BR, Murphy WJ, Levy RB. Hematopoietic progenitor cell regulation by CD4CD25 T cells. Blood, 115(23): 4934-43, 2010.