Tuan Tran
Phone: 317-278-6968
Office:MS 224D

Tuan M. Tran, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Medicine: Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine 

Assistant Professor of Medicine: Department of Pediatrics, Section of Infectious Diseases & Global Health 


  • Fellowship: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health
  • Residency: The Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • M.D.: Emory University School of Medicine
  • Ph.D.: Emory University
  • B.S.: University of Florida

Research Interest:

Dr. Tran is a physician-scientist who began studying malaria in the laboratory of Dr. Mary Galinski as an MSTP student at Emory University. During his training, he collaborated with researchers in Brazil to investigate naturally acquired immune responses to Plasmodium vivax vaccine candidate antigens in malaria-endemic populations living in the Brazilian Amazon. After completing his Internal Medicine residency at the Johns Hopkins Hospital and clinical fellowship in Infectious Diseases at NIAID, he trained as a post-doctoral fellow with Dr. Peter Crompton in the Laboratory of Immunogenetics at NIAID from 2011-2015, where he began studying naturally acquired immunity to P. falciparum malaria in Malian children and adults using systems biology approaches. He is now an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases in the Department of Medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine. He holds a secondary appointment in the Section of Infectious Diseases & Global Health in the Department of Pediatrics.

The focus of our lab is to define mechanisms of host immunity to malaria and identify immune correlates of protection from Plasmodium falciparum infection by studying naturally acquired immunity in individuals living in malaria-endemic communities using systems biology approaches.