Contact Us

Phone: (860) 486-5440
jianzhong.yu@uconn.edu
Address: Pharmacy and Biology Building
Room 110A
75 N. Eagleville Rd
Storrs, CT 06269-3156

About Us

The lab has two major research directions. 1) Basic research of cancer biology, with the aim of understanding the molecular mechanisms of organ size control and tumorigenesis. 2) Aging and neurodegenerative diseases, specifically molecular mechanisms underlying Parkinson’s disease (PD). The general approach in the lab is to start with unbiased genetic screens for novel candidate genes, then use a combination of genetic and biochemical approaches to study the function of these genes. Moreover, we investigate their conserved function in mammalian systems in cell cultures and mouse models.

We are currently seeking motivated undergraduate, graduate students and postdocs to join our team.