Lili Yang, Ph.D.

E-mail: liliyang at

Associate Professor
Department of Microbiology, Immunology &
Molecular Genetics (MIMG)
Eli & Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine
and Stem Cell Research (BSCRC)
University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA)

610 Charles E. Young Dr. East, TLSB 3032
Los Angeles, CA 90095-7243
Tel: 310-825-8609 (O)
310-825-7885 (L)


1992-1997 B.S., Biology, University of Science & Technology of China (USTC)
1997-1999 M.S., Biomedical Sciences, University of California at Riverside (UCR)
1999-2004 Ph.D., Biology, David Baltimore Lab, California Institute of Technology (Caltech)


Postgraduate Training

2004-2005 Postdoctoral Fellow, David Baltimore Lab, Caltech
2005-2012 Lead Scientist, Engineering Immunity Program, Caltech


Previous Academic and Administrative Appointments

1996-1997 Undergraduate Research Assistant, Department of Biology, USTC (Yun-Yi Shi Lab)
1997-1999 Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Biomedical Sciences, UCR (Ameae Walker Lab)
1999-2004 Graduate Research Assistant, Division of Biology, Caltech (David Baltimore Lab)
2004-2005 Postdoctoral Fellow, Division of Biology, Caltech (David Baltimore Lab)
2005-2012 Lead Scientist & Project Manager, Division of Biology, Caltech (David Baltimore Lab)
2013-2020 Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology, Immunology & Molecular Genetics (MIMG), UCLA
2020-present Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology, Immunology & Molecular Genetics (MIMG), UCLA

Honors and Awards

2007 TR35 Award, MIT Technology Review Magazine
2008 Forbeck Scholar Award, William Guy Forbeck Research Foundation
2009  Early Career Investigator Award, CHAVI/HVTN
2013 Broad Stem Cell Research Center (BSCRC) Innovation Award, UCLA
2014 SPORE in Prostate Cancer Career Development Award, UCLA
2014 Stem Cell  Research Award, Concern Foundation
2014 Basic Biology V  Exploratory Concepts Award, CIRM
2014 NIH Director’s New Innovator Award (DP2)
2015 Research Career Development Award, STOP CANCER Foundation
2015 GTSN Challenge Award for Lethal Prostate Cancer, Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF)
2016 Partnering Opportunity for Translational Research Projects Award, CIRM
2016 BSCRC-RHF Research Award, Rose Hills Foundation
2017 Life Sciences Faculty Excellence Award for Outstanding Research Publication, UCLA
2017 Young Investigator Award, the American Association of Immunologists (AAI)
2017 Outstanding New Investigator Award, American Society of Gene & Cell Therapy (ASGCT)
2017 Stem Cell Nano-Medicine Initiative Planning Award, UCLA
2018 Quest Award, CIRM
2019 Ablon Scholar Award, UCLA
2020 Senior Investigator Award, Tower Cancer Research Foundation