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Aly A. Khan

Assistant Professor
Department of Family Medicine and the College

Aly A. Khan’s research explores the interface between computer science and immunology. He works on developing novel computational methods to better understand how immune cells interact with each other, the surrounding tissue and organ systems, and the microbiome. His lab takes a multidisciplinary approach, extracting important domain insights from biology and harnessing them to design new computational methods that can make experimentally testable predictions about the immune system. The long-term goal of his lab is to translate computationally driven discoveries into clinically relevant applications.

His work has been published in Science, Nature Communications, Nature Biotechnology, Nature Genetics, Immunity, Cell Reports, and Molecular Cell.

Khan obtained his PhD in computational biology jointly from Cornell University and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. He has worked with and developed computational methods at Merck, Genentech, Tempus Labs, and 23andMe. Previously, he was a member of the research faculty at the Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago.

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