Education and Training
Postdoctoral fellowship in Biology - Howard Hughes Medical Institute, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
BS in Microbiology, Nankai University, Tianjin, China
PhD in Cancer Biology, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
MS in Microbiology, Institute of Microbiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
Titles and Academic Titles
Associate Technical Director, Genomic Diagnostics Laboratory
Departments and Services
Nesbitt A, Bhoj EJ, McDonald Gibson K, Yu Z, Denenberg E, Sarmady M, Tischler T, Cao K, Dubbs H, Zackai EH, Santani A. Exome sequencing expands the mechanism of SOX5-associated intellectual disability: A case presentation with review of sox-related disorders Am J Med Genet A. 2015 Nov;167(11):2548-54
Yu Z, Goodman LD, Shieh SY, Min M, Teng X, Zhu Y, Bonini NM. A fly model for the CCUG-repeat expansion of myotonic dystrophy type 2 reveals a novel interaction with MBNL1. Hum Mol Genet. 2014 Oct 9. pii: ddu507
Yu Z*, Cao K, Tishler T, Stolle CA, Santani AB*. Mung bean nuclease treatment increases capture specificity of microdroplet-PCR based targeted DNA enrichment. PLoS One 2014 Jul 24;9(7):e103491 (*: co-corresponding authors)
Awards and Honors
1999-2001, Pre-doctoral fellowship, United States Department of Defense Breast Cancer Research Training Grant
1998-1999, Training award from the United States Department of Defense
1992-1993, Scholarship for Academic Excellence, Nankai University
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