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Aaron Ring, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Immunobiology

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Aaron Ring, MD, PhD

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Office Location

Mailing Address

  • Immunobiology

    300 Cedar Street, TAC S569C, PO Box 208011

    New Haven, CT 06520-8011

    United States



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. 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 precision immunopharmacology and systems immunology.

Education & Training

  • MD
    Stanford University School of Medicine (2016)
  • 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

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
20 Under 40 in BiopharmaEndpoints2022
Top 20 Translational Researchers of 2020Nature Biotechnology2021
Milstein Young Investigator AwardInternational Cytokine & Interferon Society2020
Pew-Stewart ScholarThe Pew Charitable Trusts2018
SITC Distinguished Young Investigator AwardSociety for Immunotherapy of Cancer (SITC)2018
NIH Director's Early Independence Award (DP-5)2016
Robert T. McCluskey Yale Scholar2016
Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award2011
Paul Sigler Memorial Award2008
Barry Goldwater Scholar2007
Beckman Scholar2006

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