Aaron Yang

  • 4th Year GS

Why did you choose the University of Pittsburgh?

I chose Pittsburgh for the collaborative environment between different labs where the students and faculty are approachable and supportive. Further, I was excited about the investment by the school in growing their immunology department and faculty. I like being in a small city where with strong research capabilities.

Education & Training

  • BS in Biology and Health: Science, Society and Policy, Brandeis University, 2014

Research Interests

T Cell Regulation; Epigenetics; Autoimmunity; Tumor Immunology


Bulik-Sullivan, B., Busby, J., Palmer, C. D., Davis, M. J., Murphy, T., Clark, A., Busby, M., Duke, F., Yang, A., Young, L., Ojo, N. C., Caldwell, K., Abhyankar, J., Boucher, T., Hart, M. G., Makarov, V., De Montpreville, V. T., Mercier, O., Chan, T. A., … Yelensky, R. (2019). Deep learning using tumor HLA peptide mass spectrometry datasets improves neoantigen identification. Nature Biotechnology, 37(1), 55–63. 

Lizotte, P. H., Hong, R.-L., Luster, T. A., Cavanaugh, M. E., Taus, L. J., Wang, S., Dhaneshwar, A., Mayman, N., Yang, A., Kulkarni, M., Badalucco, L., Fitzpatrick, E., Kao, H.-F., Kuraguchi, M., Bittinger, M., Kirschmeier, P. T., Gray, N. S., Barbie, D. A., & Jänne, P. A. (2018). A High-Throughput Immune-Oncology Screen Identifies EGFR Inhibitors as Potent Enhancers of Antigen-Specific Cytotoxic T-lymphocyte Tumor Cell Killing. Cancer Immunology Research, 6(12), 1511–1523. 

Gera, N., Yang, A., Holtzman, T. S., Lee, S. X., Wong, E. T., & Swanson, K. D. (2015). Tumor Treating Fields Perturb the Localization of Septins and Cause Aberrant Mitotic Exit. PLOS ONE, 10(5), e0125269.