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Eric Hoyeon Song, MD, PhD

Associate Research Scientist

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Eric Hoyeon Song, MD, PhD



Eric Song received his undergraduate training at University of Southern California in biochemistry. After graduating, he joined Justin Hanes' lab as a master's student studying how to better design nanoparticles to deliver genes and drugs into the brain. After a post-bacc in Mark Saltzman's lab at Yale expanding his skillset as a biomedical engineer, he entered the Yale Medical Scientist Training Program for his MD and PhD degrees. For his PhD he worked with Akiko Iwasaki to answer questions regarding why immune responses in the brain are different than the rest of the body. Eric continues to perform research in trying to understand and manipulate immune responses in immune privileged tissues to help design new therapies for diseases without cures.

Education & Training

  • MD
    Yale University (2022)
  • PhD
    Yale University, Immunobiology (2020)
  • MS
    Johns Hopkins University (2015)
  • BS
    University of Southern California (2014)

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