Aaron Ring, MD/PhD

Assistant Professor

Departments & Organizations

Immunobiology: Human and Translational Immunology Program

Secondary Faculty

Yale Cancer Center: Cancer Immunology

Yale Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS): Immunology | Microbiology


Aaron Ring received his undergraduate training at Yale University and entered the Stanford Medical Scientist Training Program for his MD and PhD degrees. At Stanford, he worked in the laboratories of K. Christopher Garcia and Irving Weissman to use structure-based protein engineering to develop new cytokine and immune checkpoint therapies for cancer. He additionally developed novel methodologies in protein engineering to create biologic agents against challenging targets such as G protein coupled receptors (GPCRs). Aaron joined the faculty of the Yale Department of Immunobiology in 2016 as the Robert T. McCluskey Yale Scholar. The focus of his research is to understand and manipulate the activity of immune receptors using structural and combinatorial biology approaches.

Education & Training

MD/PhD Stanford University School of Medicine, Structural Biology (2016)
BS Yale University, Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry (2008)
MS Yale University, Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry (2008)

Honors & Recognition

  • Pew-Stewart ScholarThe Pew Charitable Trusts (2018)

  • NIH Director's Early Independence Award (DP-5) (2016)

  • Robert T. McCluskey Yale Scholar (2016)

  • Forbes 30 under 30 - Healthcare (2016)

  • Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (2011)

  • Paul Sigler Memorial Award (2008)

  • Barry Goldwater Scholar (2007)

  • Beckman Scholar (2006)

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Contact Info

Aaron Ring, MD/PhD
Lab Location
Ring LaboratoryThe Anlyan Center
300 Cedar Street, Rm S540

New Haven, CT 06519
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Office Location
Department of ImmunobiologyThe Anlyan Center
300 Cedar Street, Rm S569C

New Haven, CT 06519
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Mailing Address
Immunobiology300 Cedar Street, TAC S569C
PO Box 208011

New Haven, CT 06520-8011