Hanna Hong

Immunology Program Graduate Student Candidate


Hanna graduated from University of Washington with a BS in biochemistry. At UW, she worked in the Lagunoff lab studying viral pathogenesis. After working in the Gallin lab at the NIH, she joined the UM Immunology Graduate Program in 2016 where she is pursuing her thesis work in the lab of Dr. Costas Lyssiotis.

Research Interests

Since joining the Lyssiotis lab, Hanna has been studying T cell metabolism, and working to understand how to exploit metabolic dependencies in inflammatory diseases and cancers.


2018- Best Oral Presentation Award UM Immunology Retreat
2018- NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program Honorable Mention
2016- NIH Postbac Poster Day Outstanding Poster Award
2014- UW Mary Gates Research Scholarship 2014- SACNAS Undergraduate Presentation Award
2014- UW Undergraduate Research Program Travel Conference Award
2014- SACNAS National Travel Scholarship
2013- UW Mary Gates Research Scholarship


Hanna Hong, Franchi L, and Lyssiotis CA: “Harnessing immunometabolism in adoptive Th17 cell cancer therapy”. 2017 Graduate Program in Immunology Annual Retreat

Immunology Mentor