Nan-ping Weng received his M.D. from Fudan University Shanghai Medical College (former Shanghai First Medical College), China and Ph.D. in Immunology from Baylor College of Medicine. He obtained his postdoctoral training at National Cancer Institute, NIH. He joined the Laboratory of Immunology at National Institute on Aging (NIA) as a tenure-track investigator. Currently, he is tenured senior investigator, Chief of Lymphocyte Differentiation Section, Laboratory of Molecular Biology and Immunology, NIA, NIH.
His laboratory focuses on the understanding of molecular and cellular mechanisms of T cell differentiation and age-associated decline of T cell functions. Particularly, he studies three areas: 1) Role of telomere/telomerase in lymphocyte differentiation, proliferation, and aging; 2) Epigenetic and transcriptional regulation of T cell differentiation and aging; and 3) Interrelation between diversity of general and antigen-specific αβ TCR repertoire and T cell functions.