Professor and Dean, School of Medicine at Tsinghua University, Beijing

Chen Dong, Ph.D., is Professor and Director of the Institute for Immunology and also Dean of the School of Medicine at Tsinghua University, Beijing, China. Dr. Dong served as a Professor of Immunology and the Director of the Center for Inflammation and Cancer at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center before his move to Tsinghua University. Dr. Dong’s research focuses on understanding the molecular mechanisms that regulate immune and inflammatory responses, and to apply this knowledge to the understanding and treatment of autoimmunity and allergy disorders, as well as cancer. The work from Dr. Dong’s group has led to the discoveries of Th17 and T follicular helper (Tfh) cell subsets in the immune system and elucidation of their biological and pathological functions.

Dr. Dong has over 200 publications and was rated a “highly cited researcher” from 2014 to 2017. The honors he has received include the 2009 American Association of Immunologists BD Bioscience Investigator Award and his election as a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2011.