Kenneth Hunter Sc.D.: Biography/Education


Department of Microbiology and Immunology


  • Sc.D., Immunology/Pathology, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, M
  • M.S., Zoology, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
  • B.A., Biology, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

Courses Taught

Dr. Hunter presently directs the medical school course Foundations and Principles of Medical Science, which focuses on microbiology and immunology.


The Hunter laboratory is engaged in several areas of immunological/microbiological research and biomedical engineering. We are investigating oncolytic viruses and the effect of hematopoietic cells and soluble mediators in the tumor microenvironment on tumor growth and metastasis. We have developed and are characterizing the immune response to fungal β-glucan, including its potential use as a vaccine adjuvant. On the biomedical engineering front, we and our collaborators have developed a novel fluorescence-based biosensor for sensing nucleic acids, and we are developing a new family of novel fluorescent molecules for analytical applications.

Current Lab Members

Sally DuPre Ph.D., Research Assistant Professor

Ruth Gault Ph.D., Lecturer II

Liming Huang Ph.D., Research Assistant Professor

Gyan Aryal Ph.D., Postdoctoral Scholar

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