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BME Seminar: Jenny Jiang, PhD

Thursday, February 22 | 10:00 AM

Uncas A. Whitaker Hall, 218
6760 Forest Park Pkwy, St. Louis, MO 63105, USA

Presenting on "High-throughput and hi-dimensional profiling of single antigen-specific T cells".

Jenny Jiang, PhDPeter & Geri Skirkanich Associate Professor of Innovation in the department of bioengineering at University of Pennsylvania, will speak on Thursday, February 22, 2024 at 10:00 am CT in Whitaker 218.

Abstract: The recognition of antigens by T cell receptors triggers a series of biological responses by T cells. However, T cell receptors are innately cross-reactive and the collection of T cell receptor repertoire needs to cover a large diverse range of antigens. It has been challenging to understand the relationship between T cell receptor repertoire and antigen repertoire. Recently, Jiang lab has developed several technologies to perform high-throughput and high-dimensional profiling of T cells with a focus of T cell antigen specificity and cross-reactivity. In this talk, she will introduce these technologies and give examples on how they use these technologies to understand the functions of the T cells in several human diseases, which could provide important insights to T cell biology and guide T cell based therapeutic development.

Registration to attend virtually is required. Please register.

Event Type



McKelvey School of Engineering


Science & Technology, Medicine & Health



Biomedical Engineering


Event Contact

Mimi Hilburg | mhilburg@wustl.edu

Speaker Information

Jenny Jiang, PhD is Peter & Geri Skirkanich associate professor of innovation in the Department of Bioengineering at the University of Pennsylvania. She obtained her Ph.D. from Georgia Institute of Technology and did her postdoc training at Stanford University. Dr. Jiang’s research focuses on systems immunology and immune engineering by developing technologies that enable the direct profiling of human immune systems in cancer, infection, and vaccination. Dr. Jiang is a recipient of the prestigious Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation Damon Runyon-Rachleff Innovator Award, NSF CAREER Award, and Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Ben Barres Early Career Acceleration award. She is one of the ten National Academy of Medicine 2019 Emerging Leaders in Health and Medicine Scholars and was recently recognized as one of the six 2021 Cancer Research Institute Lloyd J. Old STAR awardees. She is a fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE). 

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