José Ordovás-Montañés grew up in a Spanish household within the Boston area, attending high school in Framingham, MA, college at Tufts University, and graduate studies in the Harvard Immunology program. During his undergraduate, Jose worked in human immunology labs at Biogen Idec, University College London, and Boston Children's Hospital, where he focused on monogenic immune deficiencies. For his PhD work, Jose trained with Uli von Andrian, studying how the nervous system and the immune system function together as the principal sensory interfaces between the internal and external environments. As a Damon Runyon Postdoctoral Fellow in the Laboratory of Alex K. Shalek at MIT, the Broad Institute, and the Ragon Institute, he began charting maps of human gut and airway, and discovered how human stem cells can be shaped by, and remember, inflammation. Ordovas-Montanes started his group in 2019 at Boston Children's Hospital. He is supported by a great team of undergraduate students, graduate students, technicians and colleagues, and welcomes further collaboration with the HSCI community.