Benjamin M. Murter

  • 6th Year GS

Why did you choose the University of Pittsburgh?

Pitt's emphasis in translation research was a large driver in my decision to come here. That, as well as the large breadth of expertise on display by the over 50 faculty members within the Department of Immunology.

Education & Training

  • BS in Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Pennsylvania State University, 2015

Research Interests

T Cell Signaling, Cancer Immunotherapy


Sidhom JW, Theodros D, Murter B, Zarif JC, Ganguly S, Pardoll DM and Baras A. 2019. ExCYT: A Graphical User Interface for Streamlining Analysis of High-Dimensional Cytometry Data. J Vis Exp. 143.

Murter B, Pan X, Ophir E, Alteber Z, Azulay M, Sen R, Levy O, Dassa L, Vaknin I, Fridman-Kfir T, Salomon R, Ravet A, Tam A, Levin D, Vaknin Y, Tatirovsky E, Machlenkin A, Pardoll D and Ganguly S. 2019. Mouse PVRIG Has CD8(+) T Cell-Specific Coinhibitory Functions and Dampens Antitumor Immunity. Cancer Immunol Res. 7: 244-256.

Whelan S, Ophir E, Kotturi MF, Levy O, Ganguly S, Leung L, Vaknin I, Kumar S, Dassa L, Hansen K, Bernados D, Murter B, Soni A, Taube JM, Fader AN, Wang TL, Shih IM, White M, Pardoll DM and Liang SC. 2019. PVRIG and PVRL2 Are Induced in Cancer and Inhibit CD8(+) T-cell Function. Cancer Immunol Res. 7: 257-268.