Exhibit 31.4


I, Darlene Deptula-Hicks, certify that:

1. I have reviewed this Amendment No. 1 to the annual report 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: April 29, 2015


/s/ Darlene Deptula-Hicks

Darlene Deptula-Hicks

Title: Acting Chief Financial Officer

(principal accounting and financial officer)