Philip King, holder of a Ph.D. degree, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Michigan Medical School. From Cardiff, Wales, Dr. King obtained a B.S. (honors) degree in immunology from the University of Glasgow, Scotland, in 1986. He obtained his Ph.D. degree in immunology from University College London, England, UK, in 1991. Postdoctoral work was performed in the laboratory of Dr. Bo Dupont at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City, USA, in 1991-1997. During this time, Dr. King worked upon mechanisms of intracellular signal transduction in T cells, which is an area of interest that has continued to the current day. Dr. King was an Assistant Professor at Cornell University Medical College, New York City, from 1998 before moving to the University of Michigan in 2003. From 2007 to 2010, he was Director of the Graduate Program in Microbiology and Immunology. In recent years, Dr. King has taken an increasing genetic approach to the analysis of signal transduction in the immune system. Consequently, his research interests have extended in to the areas of lymphatic vessel biology, osteoimmunology, and cancer. Dr. King is a Member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Association of Immunologists.
Biography Updated on 5 April 2011