Profile for Alder Yu

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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 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