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Alder Yu

Assistant Professor
Biology
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

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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

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

 

awarded

Alder Yu, Biology, received the award for Research Infrastructure Program Project Award from Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium. Yu received this research grant from the Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium to study the effects of radiation on circadian rhythms in fruit flies.

Submitted on: Mar. 20, 2020