Y. Eugene Yu, PhD

Professor of Oncology
Department of Cancer Genetics and Genomics
Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center
Special Interests: 
Mouse-based molecular genetic analysis of trisomy 21 and other human genomic rearrangements


Dr. Yu received his PhD degree from the University of Texas at Austin. As a postdoctoral project investigator, he set up a transgenic mouse facility at MD Anderson Cancer Center Science Park. As a research associate in Marvin Meistrich’s laboratory at MD Anderson Cancer Center, he worked on generation and characterization of mouse mutants deficient in transition proteins. As a research associate/research assistant professor in Allan Bradley’s laboratory at Baylor College of Medicine, he generated chromosomal deletions and duplications to facilitate genetic analysis of mouse chromosome 11 and human chromosome 17. Currently, he is a faculty member of the Department of Cancer Genetics and Genomics, Genetics and Genomics Program, at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, and Genetics, Genomics and Bioinformatics Program at the University at Buffalo. He directs the Children’s Guild Foundation Down Syndrome Research Program as well as the Gene Targeting and Transgenic Shared Resource at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center.



Education and Training: 
PhD (Biological Sciences) University of Texas at Austin