Hiroshi Yano, PhD

Why did you xhoose the University of Pittsburgh?

Needless to say, the University of Pittsburgh provides a great environment for future immunologists to train, having investigators studying a variety of subfield, such as transplantation, tumor immunology, tolerance, host-pathogen interaction, and also fundamental basic immunobiology. Of course the science that I would be able to study matters a lot, and it contributed a lot to the decision to join the University of Pittsburgh. But it is my personal brief that I also have to be happy spending >5 years of life there when deciding which graduate school to choose. Among all the graduate schools that I interviewed, the students and staff that coordinated the visit at the University of Pittsburgh seemed very happy and proud of being part of the community, and I felt that I would like to be part of it as well.

Following his graduation, Dr. Yano accepted a position as a Postdoctoral Associate at Weill Cornell Medicine. 

Doctoral Dissertation

Regulatory T cell-derived inhibitory cytokines and regulation of anti-tumor immunity

Education & Training

  • PhD in Microbiology and Immunology, University of Pittsburgh, 2020
  • BS in Biology, University of Redlands, 2011

Research Interests

The role(s) of regulatory T cells in the tumor microenvironment; how they are contributing to the regulation of anti-tumor immune responses and the promotion of tumor growth.