Chenjie Yang, PhD

Technical Account Manager

Dr. Chenjie Yang



PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine, 2010

BS in Biology, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou (China), 2004


Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics


Paul D. Robbins, PhD


Areas of Interest

Immunoregulation by tumor-derived exosomes and plasma-derived exosomes; Characterization of exosomes released by senescence cells and stem cells

Why I Chose Pitt

I came to Pitt because of the attractive Interdisciplinary Biomediacal Graduate Program. I was truely impressed by its outstanding faculty members and research environment during my Ph.D. study and I'm happy to extend my stay as a postdoc to further the research projects I'm interested in.

After her graduation, Chenjie received an offer to work under her mentor, Dr. Paul Robbins, as a Postdoctoral Associate. Dr. Yang currently works as a Technical Account Manager for GenScript USA Inc., in New Jersey.


Characterization of tumor-derived exosomes and their role in immunoregulation. 2009 FOCIS meeting, Poster of Distinction, San Francisco, June.

Development and use of FLAG-tag based system for detection and purification of exosomes. 2009 BMES Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, October.



Plasma-derived MHC class II+ exosomes from tumorbearing mice suppress tumor antigen-specific immune responses. Eur J Immunol. 42: 1778-1784. |  View Abstract

Exosomes released from mycoplasma infected tumor cells activate inhibitory B cells. PLoS One. 7: e36138. |  View Abstract

Immunosuppressive Exosomes: A New Approach for Treating Arthritis. Int J Rheum. Vol 2012, Article ID 573528, 8 pages. |  View Abstract

The roles of tumor-derived exosomes in cancer pathogenesis. Clin Dev Immunol. 2011: 842849. |  View Abstract

Tumor-derived exosomes confer antigen-specific immunosuppression in a murine delayed-type hypersensitivity model. PLoS One. 6: e22517. |  View Abstract