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Eugene Yeo, PhD

Professor, Cellular & Molecular Medicine

Gene Yeo, PhD, MBA is a Professor of Cellular and Molecular Medicine at the University of California San Diego (UCSD), a founding member of the Institute for Genomic Medicine and member of the UCSD Stem Cell Program and Moores Cancer Center.

Dr. Yeo has a BSc in Chemical Engineering and a BA in Economics from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, a Ph.D. in Computational Neuroscience from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and an MBA from the UCSD Rady School of Management.

Dr. Yeo serves as the Chair of the Steering Committee of the Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine (SCRM), Scientific Director of the SCRM Genomics Core, and Chief Scientific Advisor of the Sanford Laboratories for Innovative Medicines. Gene is Co-Director of the UCSD Bioinformatics and Systems Biology Graduate Program, Associate Director of the Genetics T32 training program at UCSD, and the Founding Director of the UCSD Center for RNA Technologies and Therapeutics.

Dr. Yeo is a computational and experimental scientist who has contributed to RNA biology and therapeutics. His primary research interest is in understanding the importance of RNA processing and the roles that RNA binding proteins (RBPs) play in development and disease. Since inception, Dr. Yeo’s lab has focused on uncovering molecular principles by which RBPs affect gene expression, how RBP- mediated post-transcriptional gene networks contribute to cellular homeostasis in stem cells and the brain, and how mutations in RBPs lead to human developmental and neurodegenerative disease. His lab pioneered computational algorithms and experimental methods in human disease-relevant systems to conduct systematic and large-scale studies.

Eugene Yeo, PhD
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