Chen Dong, PhD

Current Academic Appointments: Professor and Director of the Institute for Immunology at Tsinghua University; Fellow of the American Association for the advancement of Science; Member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

Winner of 2009 American Association of Immunologists-BD Bioscience Investigator Award and 2019 International Cytokine and Interferon Society Biolegend-William E. Paul Award.

Editor for Immunity; Editor-in-chief for Frontiers in Immunology-T Cell Biology and Associate Editor for China Sciences-Life Sciences.

R&D Highlights: Dr. Dong’s research is to understand the molecular mechanisms whereby immune and inflammatory responses are normally regulated, and to apply this knowledge to the understanding and treatment of autoimmunity and allergy disorders as well as cancer. The work from Dr. Dong’s group has led to the discoveries of Th17 and T follicular helper (Tfh) cell subsets in the immune system and elucidation of their biological and pathological functions. Dr. Dong has over 200 publications and was rated highly cited researcher for seven years from 2014 to 2020.