Hanna Hong

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.


Metabolomics, seahorse assays, flow cytometry


2019 Monte V. Hobbs Award, University of Michigan

2019 Rackham Conference Travel Award, University of Michigan

2018 Rackham Graduate Student Research Grant, University of Michigan

2018 Graduate Research Fellowship Honorable Mention National Science Foundation

2016 Outstanding Post-baccalaureate Poster Award, National Institutes of Health

2015 Mary Gates Undergraduate Research Scholarship, University of Washington

2014 Undergraduate Presentation Award, National SACNAS Research Conference

2014 Travel Conference Award, Undergraduate Research Program University of Washington

2013 Mary Gates Undergraduate Research Scholarship, University of Washington


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