Department of Dermatology

Walter J. Storkus, PhD

  • Professor, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Department of Dermatology
  • Professor, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Department of Immunology

Walter J. Storkus, PhD, is a Professor in the Departments of Dermatology and Immunology.  Prior to joining the Department of Dermatology in 2004, he had academic appointments in the Departments of Surgery, Molecular Genetics and Biochemistry, and Pathology at the University of Pittsburgh. 

Dr. Storkus earned his undergraduate degree in biochemistry and mathematics from Brandeis University, and received his PhD in microbiology/immunology from Duke University.  He completed his postdoctoral training at Duke University, in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology. 

Dr. Storkus has published over 225 refereed publications, proceedings, invited papers, reviews, and book chapters. He is active in the mentoring of graduate and doctoral students.

An overview of Dr. Storkus' research may be found here.  

Professional Membership

  • Sigma X
  • American Association of Immunologists
  • Society of Natural Immunity
  • Society of Biological Therapy
  • American Association of Cancer Researchers
  • Society for Investigative Dermatology

Education & Training

  • B.S., Brandeis University
  • Ph.D., Duke University

Representative Publications

Dr. Storkus’ publications can be reviewed at the National Library of Medicine’s public database

Research Interests

Tumor Immunobiology, Cancer Immunotherapy, DC-based Vaccines