Jianxun Song

Jianxun Song

Tenured Associate professor
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
The Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine
United States


Dr. Jianxun Song is a tenured associate professor in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, United States. He obtained his Ph.D. (Immunology) from The Third Military Medical University, China. He was awarded with Postdoctoral Mentorship Award, Woodward Education Scholar Award, Graduate Council and Penn State University Faculty Senate. The base of expertise on T cell biology needed to perform his research began to develop while he was a postdoctoral scholar and research scientist from the years 2001-2007 under the mentorship of Dr. Michael Croft at the La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology. He became a junior faculty at The Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine in 2007, and extended his research on Developmental Immunology and Stem Cell Biology. As a PI on previous university-, foundation-, or NIH-funded grants, he laid the groundwork for the research by developing highly reactive T lymphocytes from pluripotent stem cells (PSC). His laboratory was the first to show that induced PSC differentiate into functional T cells for cell-based therapies. In addition to having the expertise to be successful with the research, he offers leadership and administrative skills that were developed during his independence as a mentor of graduate students and postdoctoral scholars. In summary, he has a demonstrated record of successful and productive research projects in the area. He is an active participant in many scientific associations like American Association for Cancer Research, American Association of Immunologist and American Diabetes Association. In addition, he is an Editor of numerous scientific journals.

Research interest:

Dr. Jianxun Song‘s is interested in the fields of T cells, stem cells, cell differentiation, cancer, infectious diseases, autoimmunity and immunotherapy.