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Alder Yu

Assistant Professor
Biology
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

Specialty area(s)

I study circadian rhythms and the health effects of disrupting these daily rhythms, using fruit flies as a model system.  I am particularly interested in the effect of circadian rhythm disruption on metabolism and DNA damage repair.  I am currently accepting M.S. and undergraduate research students.

Current courses at UWL

BIO 105 (Introductory Biology); BIO 306 (Genetics); BIO 333 (Radiation Biology); BIO 440 (Bioinformatics); BIO 491 (Capstone); BIO 499 (Undergraduate Research)

Education

Massachusetts Institute of Technology: S.B. '98

Tufts University: Ph.D. '11

Postdoctoral research at MIT and Tufts University School of Medicine

Kudos

presented

Alder Yu, Biology, presented "Effect of X-Ray and Neutron Radiation Exposure on Circadian Rhythms" at the Wisconsin Space Conference on Aug. 12 in Waukesha.

Submitted on: Sept. 16

 

published

Scott Cooper, Jennifer Klein, Todd Osmundson, Anton Sanderfoot, Jaclyn Wisinski and Alder Yu, all Biology, co-authored the article "Instructional Innovations in College-Level Molecular Bioscience Labs during the Pandemic-Induced Shift to Online Learning" in Education Sciences published on Wednesday, March 23 by MDPI. Educ. Sci. 2022, 12(4), 230; https://doi.org/10.3390/educsci12040230

Submitted on: Mar. 23

 

published

Alder Yu, Biology, authored the article "A Simulated Shift Work Schedule Does Not Increase DNA Double-Strand Break Repair by NHEJ in the Drosophila Rr3 System" in Genes published on Saturday, Jan. 15 by MDPI. UWL student co-authors included Lydia Bergerson (Biology), Caleb Fitzmaurice (Biology), Tyler (Jeschke) Knudtson, Psychology, and Halle McCormick (Biology).

Submitted on: Jan. 15

 

presented

Alder Yu, Biology; Caleb Fitzmaurice, Biology: Cellular & Molecular; and Tyler Jeschke, Psychology BS; presented "Circadian Rhythm Disruption and DNA Repair Pathway Choice" at the 2020 Midwest Drosophila Conference on Oct. 24 in Online (Hosted by Indiana University Bloomington).

Submitted on: Nov. 4, 2020

 

presented

Haley Castle, BIO: Biology BS; Teja Bhimavarapu, BIO: Biomedical Science BS; Alder Yu, Biology; Shianne Stacy, MIC: Clinical Microbiology; Travis Leuzinger, MIC: Microbiology BS; and Paul Schweiger, Microbiology; presented "Circadian rhythms in gut microbes of Drosophila melanogaster" at the 2020 Midwest Drosophila Conference on Oct. 24 in Online (Hosted by Indiana University Bloomington).

Submitted on: Nov. 4, 2020