David Truong ,

  • Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering


David Truong

Dr. Truong works in the area of synthetic biology and systems biology. He and his lab focus on engineering the genome of human and mouse stem cells because these cells have the potential to become any cell in the body. The lab focuses on turning these engineered cells into adult cells with therapeutic potential, focusing initially on immune cell types. The potential applications of these engineered cells include cancer cell immunotherapy, tissue regeneration, and reducing autoimmune diseases. Dr. Truong also leads the NYU Tandon Online M.S. degree in Bioinformatics.

Research Interests: Cell therapies, Immunotherapy, Regenerative medicine, Genome engineering, Cancer, Bioinformatics, Genomics, Synthetic and Systems Biology, Aging, Neurodegeneration, Stem cell biology, Epigenetics

  • B.S. University of California San Diego
  • Ph.D. The University of Texas at Austin

  • NIH (NIAID) Director's New Innovator Award (DP2)
  • NIAID Small Business Innovative Research Award (SBIR)
  • Delil Nasser Award for Professional Development, Genetics Society of America
  • Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NIGMS)


Associated Faculty - NYU School of Medicine Department of Pathology and the Translational Immunology Center

Founding Team - Neochromosome Inc, a synthetic genomics company

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Sep 1, 2021

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