John Tsang is a systems immunologist, computational biologist, and engineer. He is a Professor of Immunobiology at Yale University and the founding Director of the new Yale Center for Systems and Engineering Immunology, which serves as a cross-departmental home and center of collaboration for systems, quantitative, and synthetic immunology. Prior to joining Yale, he was a Senior Investigator in the NIH Intramural Research Program and led a laboratory focusing on systems and quantitative immunology at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) for more than a decade. In addition, he co-directed the Trans-NIH Center for Human Immunology and led its research program in systems human immunology. He remains an Adjunct Investigator at NIAID.
Tsang earned his PhD in biophysics from Harvard University in 2008 and trained in computer engineering (BASc) and computer science (MMath) at the University of Waterloo in Canada. He has won multiple awards for his research, including NIAID Merit Awards recognizing his scientific leadership in systems immunology, COVID-19, and human immunology research. His work on human immune variability and influenza vaccination was selected as a top 10 NIAID Research Advance of 2014. Tsang has served as an advisor on systems immunology and computational biology for numerous programs and organizations, including the Allen Institute, the Human Vaccines Project, ImmPort (the clinical and molecular data repository for NIAID), and the World Allergy Organization.