Exhibit 31.5


I, Stephen S. Yoder, certify that:

1. I have reviewed this Amendment No. 2 on Form 10-K/A of Pieris Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; and

2. Based on my knowledge, this report does not contain any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact necessary to make the statements made, in light of the circumstances under which such statements were made, not misleading with respect to the period covered by this report.

Date: July 20, 2016


/s/ Stephen S. Yoder
Stephen S. Yoder

Title: Chief Executive Officer and President

(principal executive officer)