Amy Yu

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Amy Yu
Assistant Professor of Genetics
University of Wisconsin - La Crosse
La Crosse, WI
TEACRS Alumna - 2017

 

 

 

I joined TEACRS after completing my PhD in Biology at Tufts University. I conducted my research under the direction of Rob Jackson, Professor of Neuroscience.

My research focused on understanding the molecular clocks that allow animals to keep time.  Although much progress has been made investigating rhythmic patterns in mRNA synthesis and/or stability, comparatively little work has explored rhythms in protein synthesis, and few studies have addressed how the role and function of circadian clocks differs in distinct tissues.  I used the powerful genetic tools available in Drosophila that allow selective isolation of actively translated mRNAs in specific cell or tissue types.

As part of the TEACRS Program, I co-taught Genetics with TEACRS trainee Kearney Gunsalus in the Summer of 2015 at UMass - Boston.

I am continuing my career as a faculty member in the Genetics Department at the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse.