Gabe A. Kwong, PhD


Titles and Roles

Assistant Professor, Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University
Research Program
Cancer Immunology


Gabe A. Kwong, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech School of Engineering and Emory University School of Medicine. As director of the Laboratory for Synthetic Immunity, Dr. Kwong leads a multidisciplinary team dedicated to advancing human health by merging engineering approaches with discoveries in immunology.

Dr. Kwong is a member of the Cancer Immunology Research Program at Winship Cancer Institute. He is also a member of the Institute for Electronics and Nanotechnology, Integrated Cancer Research Center, Georgia ImmunoEngineering Consortium, and the Parker H. Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience.


Dr. Kwong received his PhD in Bioengineering from California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, California. He conducted postdoctoral studies at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts.


Dr. Kwong's research program is conducted at the interface of the life sciences, medicine and engineering where a central focus is understanding how to harness the sophisticated defense mechanisms of immune cells to eradicate disease and provide protective immunity.


Dr. Kwong has pioneered numerous biomedical technologies and published in leading scientific journals such as Nature Biotechnology and Nature Medicine. His work has been profiled broadly including coverage in The Economist, NPR, BBC, and WGBH-2, Boston's PBS station.

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