Portrait of Jonathan M. Carlson

Jonathan M. Carlson

Senior Director of Immunomics
Principal Researcher

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I am the Director of Immunomics in Microsoft’s Healthcare NExT. In partnership with Adaptive Biotechnologies, our goal is transform the way we diagnose, monitor and treat disease by creating a universal blood test to scan the body for past and present signs of infections, cancers and autoimmune diseases. The basis of our approach is the T-cell Antigen Map: nature’s mapping of your disease-fighting T-cells to antigens, the signals of disease that they target. If we can learn to decode this information, a small blood sample would yield a readout of the antigens your immune system is monitoring, allowing your immune system to tell its own story. Checkout our blogs or project page for more info.

As a senior researcher in computational biology and machine learning, my interests have largely focused on immunology and virology. I have been deeply involved in Project Premonition, where I…

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Every immune system has a story to tell; the key is knowing how to listen

That is the challenge that united us and Seattle-based Adaptive Biotechnologies one year ago. We set out to completely transform the way we diagnose, monitor and treat disease by creating a universal blood test to scan the body for past and present signs of infections, cancers and autoimmune diseases. The basis of our approach is the T-cell Antigen Map: nature’s mapping of T-cells to the antigens they bind.

Microsoft Health Blog | January 3, 2019

Learning to read the immune system