Yu-Hao Wang

  • 4th Year GS

Why did you choose the University of Pittsburgh?

My mentor was actually the one who recommended me UPitt, back when I was still working on my Master degree at UPenn. My mentor has collaborated extensively with PIs from the Department of Microbiology at Pitt, many of whom are also in the PMI program. As such, he knows the program well and highly recommended me to apply for Pitt. Following his advice, I went and check out the PMI program myself, and found many PIs whose research work I am very interested in.

Education & Training

  • MS in Biotechnology, University of Pennsylvania, 2020
  • BS in Microbiology and Immunology, University of Rochester, 2018

Research Interests

Nontuberculous mycobacteria biofilm formation in cystic fibrosis airways


Wang, Y.H., Wu, P.H., Su, H.H., Wang, C.Y., & Hsu, L. (2021). Cross-sectional study to identify potential risk factors for eczema within the common household environment in Taiwan. Indian Journal of Dermatology, 66(3), 272.

Wang, Y.H., Su, H.H., Hsu, L., Wang, C.Y., & Wu, P.H. (2018). Correlation between Novel Potential Indoor Risk Factors and Frequency of Doctor’s Visit for Respiratory Problem in Taiwan’s Tropical Environment. The International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 9(1), 10.

Wang, Y.H., Wang, Y.C., Wu, P.H., Hsu, L., Wang, C.Y., Jan, C.R., & Su, H.H. (2017). A cross-sectional study into the correlation of common household risk factors and allergic rhinitis in Taiwan’s tropical environment. Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine, 10(2), 134–140.

Wang Y.H., Wang Y.C., Wu P.H., Hsu L., & Su H.H. (2015). Investigation into the Correlation between Certain Aspects of Bedroom Environment with Mold Growth. Journal of Undergraduate Research, University of Rochester, 14(1), 32–37.