University of Science and Technology of China
Dr. Zhigang Tian’s laboratory is credited with seminal discoveries regarding basic knowledge and clinical study of NK cells, particularly liver-resident NK cells, cytokine-producing NK cell subsets, and NK cell-based immunotherapy. Dr. Tian has made outstanding contributions in the field of NK cell research, and was elected as a member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering in 2017. Dr. Zhigang Tian is the current President of Chinese Society of Immunology (CSI) and Council member of International Union of Immunological Societies (IUIS) and Federation of Immunological Societies of Asia-Oceania (FIMSA), a professor at University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) in Hefei, China, where he also works as a Director of Institute of Immunology, Director of The Key Lab of Innate Immunity and Chronic Diseases of Chinese Academy of Science, and President of Medical Center, and the former dean of School of Life Sciences of USTC. Dr. Tian used to work as a visiting scientist in NCI/NIH, USA during 194-1996 and in Kanazawa University, Japan during 2002-2003. Dr. Tian is a co-Editor-in-Chief of Cell Mol Immunol, and editorial board members of up to ten journals including Hepatology, J Autoimmune, Eu J Immunol and J Biol Chem, and has published more than 300 papers in peer-reviewed journals including Cell, Nat Immunol, Immunity, J Exp Med, J Clin Invest, Nat Commun, PNAS, etc.