Yilun Deng, PhD
Dr. Yilun Deng is currently a postdoctoral research fellow in Dr. Tyler Curiel’s lab in the Department of Medicine at the University of Texas Health – San Antonio (UTHSA). After five years of medical training at Guangzhou Medical University in China, she graduated as “Outstanding Graduate of the Year” with a Bachelor of Medicine, the equivalent of a US Doctor of Medicine degree. In graduate school at the UTHSA, she studied cancer biology and characterized the function of a novel tumor suppressor gene, TMEM127. As a post-doc, she now studies cancer immunology and the use of selective IL-2 complexes as a novel immunotherapy for the treatment of ovarian cancer. She has received training grants from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas during both her graduate and postdoctoral training. She has also received multiple awards including Outstanding Abstract and Travel Award from the Endocrine Society, 1st place SNAP presentation at the San Antonio Postdoctoral Research Forum, and 1st place poster at the UTHSA Department of Medicine research day.