Ping-Ying Pan, PhD, is Associate Director of the Cancer Immunotherapy Research Center at Houston Methodist Research Institute. Prior to joining Houston Methodist, he was an Associate Professor in the Department of Oncological Sciences in the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York. He obtained his Ph.D. from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Texas in 1996 and finished his postdoctoral training at Department of Medicine, Columbia University. In 2000, he became a senior research associate at Carl C. Icahn Institute for Gene Therapy and Molecular Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine (currently Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, aka ISMMS), and rose to the rank of Associate Professor of the Department of Oncological Sciences, ISMMS in 2009. He has made significant contributions to the fields of cancer immunology and immunotherapy.