Professional Activities

Professional Experience:

  • 7/1/2014 – present Tenured Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology,The Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, Hershey, PA 17033.
  • 9/1/2007 – 6/30/2014 Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, The Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, Hershey, PA 17033.
  • 7/1/2004 – 8/1/07 Research Scientist, Division of Molecular Immunology, La Jolla Institute for Allergy & Immunology. La Jolla, CA 92037.


  • American Association for Cancer Research (AACR, from 2010)
  • American Association of Immunologist (AAI, from 2003)

Awards and Honors

2009 - 2014

AAI Junior Faculty Travel Awards (Seattle, Baltimore, Boston, Honolulu, and Pittsburgh)

2011 - 2013

Dean’s Awards for Excellence in Teaching (Penn State University College of Medicine)

2014 - 2015

Graduate Council, The Graduate School, Penn State University


Postdoctoral Mentorship Award (Penn State University College of Medicine) 2014 – 2015 Woodward Education Scholar Award

Journal Manuscript Review

Journal of Clinical Investigation, Cancer Research, Blood, Vaccine, Viral Immunology, Cell Death and Differentiation, Cellular Immunology, Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences, Antiviral Research, Pediatrics, Journal of Pediatrics, Journal of Immunology, Journal of Genetics and Genomics, Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology, Cancer Biology & Therapy, African Journal of Biotechnology, Cancer Immunology and Immunotherapy, Journal of Viral Hepatitis, PloS Pathogens, Clinical Transplantation, Stem Cells and Development, PloS One. International Immunopharmacology, Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity, CellBio, International Journal of Molecular Sciences, African Journal of Microbiology Research. World Journal of Clinical Cases

Teaching Activities

Graduate Students:

  • Course director 2011: Literature Reports (MICRO 572)
  • Course director 2011 – 2013: Concepts in Immunology (CMBIO/MICRO 560).
    Lecturers - T cell co-stimulation, T lymphocyte memory, Regulatory T cells.


Jianxun (Jim) Song

Associate Professor

:(717) 531-0003 ext. 287768
Fax: (717) 531-4600

  • DEPARTMENT Dept. of Microbiology & Immunology
    Penn State University College of Medicine