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Office Location: BME 1.108C

Ning Jenny Jiang

Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Oncology

Department Research Area:
Cellular and Biomolecular Engineering
Computational Biomedical Engineering

Research Focus

Systems immunology, genomics, immune repertoire sequencing, single cell analysis, bioinformatics, infection, autoimmune diseases, and cancer.

Selected Awards
Year Award
2019 The National Academy of Medicine's Emerging Leaders in Health and Medicine Scholar
2019 Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Neurodegenerative Challenge Network Ben Barres Early Career Acceleration Award
2017 NSF CAREER Award
2017 Rising Star Award, Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering Conference
2015 Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation Damon Runyon-Rachleff Innovation Award
2012 Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) Scholar
2011 NIH Pathway to Independence Award (K99/R00)
Research Interests

Professor Jenny Jiang's research is focused on systems immunology. A dysfunctional or dysregulated immune system not only fails to offer protection, it can also introduce unnecessary immune responses such as allergies or autoimmune diseases. The key to immune modulation and engineering and regenerative medicine is to understand how the normal immune system works. However, a full understanding of the complex interactions among immune cells and between immune cells and cytokines and chemokines requires a quantitative and systems approach. Using high-throughput sequencing and single-cell analysis in combination with quantitative analysis, Professor Jiang is interested in answering the following questions: How does the immune system develop and age? What are the molecular signatures of autoimmune diseases? Why does the immune system tolerate tumors? 

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