Kenneth Dorshkind, PhD

Kenneth Dorshkind, Ph.D. 

Professor and vice chair for research, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine


Kenneth Dorshkind, PhD, focuses on investigating the production of B and T lymphocytes, specific types of white blood cells, from blood stem cells. Dr. Dorshkind hopes that learning more about early lymphocyte development will provide a basis for understanding the development of certain blood cancers and reveal how age-related declines in lymphocyte production impact the immune system.

Dr. Dorshkind is academic associate director of the Broad Stem Cell Research Center, professor and vice chair for research for the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, and director of the Hematopoietic Malignancies Program Area in the Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center. He also is director of the Cellular and Molecular Pathology Graduate Program.

He is currently a member of the American Association of Immunologists and served as a section editor for the Journal of Immunology. In 1997, Dr. Dorshkind joined the faculty of UCLA from the University of California, Riverside.

Dr. Dorshkind’s work is funded by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and the National Institute on Aging.