John Tsang, Ph.D.
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases; NIH Center for Human Immunology
About John Tsang, Ph.D.
John Tsang is a systems immunologist, computational biologist, and engineer. He is currently a senior investigator in the NIH Intramural Research Program and leads a laboratory focusing on systems and quantitative immunology at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). In addition, he co-directs the Trans-NIH Center for Human Immunology (CHI) and leads its research program in systems human immunology. Tsang earned his PhD in biophysics from Harvard University in 2008 and trained in computer engineering and computer science for his bachelor and master’s degrees at the University of Waterloo. He has won several awards for his research, including NIAID Merit Awards for the development of a data reuse and crowdsourcing platform OMiCC and for leading a system biology study of human immune variability and influenza vaccination, which was selected as a top NIAID Research Advance of 2014. Tsang has served as a scientific advisor on systems immunology and bioinformatics for a number of programs and organizations, including ImmPort (the clinical and molecular data repository for NIAID), the Committee on Precision Medicine for the World Allergy Organization, the NIAID Modeling Immunity for Biodefense Program, the Allen Institute, the Immuno-Epidemiology Program at the National Cancer Institute, and the Human Vaccines Project. He is a co-founder and co-organizer of the biennial Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) Meeting on Systems Immunology; he is also an Academic Editor at PLOS Biology and the Chief Editor of Systems Immunology at Frontiers in Immunology.