Institute for Molecular Engineering and the College
Jun Huang’s research focuses on the quantitative study of the protective immune function of conventional T cells, the immunosuppressive properties of regulatory T cells, and the cytolytic function of natural killer cells. Utilizing state-of-the-art single-molecule and single-cell imaging techniques, single-molecule biomechanical assays, and high-throughput systems biology methods, Huang and his group carry out basic scientific research, focusing on molecular mechanisms and immune function of cells, as well as translational investigations, with the objective of developing immunotherapies for infectious diseases and cancer.
Huang is a co-author of numerous articles published in Nature, Immunity, Nature Immunology, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Journal of Experimental Medicine, and Immunological Reviews.
A recipient of the K99/R00 National Institutes of Health Pathway to Independence Award in 2014, Huang completed his MS in chemical engineering and PhD in bioengineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He was a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at Stanford University.