“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened” – Dr. Seuss


Undergraduate Education: California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, Bioengineering 2016

Medical School: University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, Medicine 2020

Academic interests 




Big data, computational biology, and bioinformatics.

Recent Publications

Rust K, Byrnes LE, Yu KS, Park JS, Sneddon JB, Tward AD, Nystul TG. A single-cell atlas and lineage analysis of the adult Drosophila ovary., Nat Commun 2020 11; 11(1):5628

Jiang W, Yin L, Chen H, Paschall AV, Zhang L, Fu W, Zhang W, Todd T, Yu KS, Zhou S, Zhen Z, Butler M, Yao L, Zhang F, Shen Y, Li Z, Yin A, Yin H, Wang X, Avci FY, Yu X, Xie J. NaCl Nanoparticles as a Cancer Therapeutic., Adv Mater 2019 Nov; 31(46):e1904058

Farmer DT, Nathan S, Finley JK, Shengyang Yu K, Emmerson E, Byrnes LE, Sneddon JB, McManus MT, Tward AD, Knox SM. Defining epithelial cell dynamics and lineage relationships in the developing lacrimal gland., Development 2017 07; 144(13):2517-2528

Liang S, Yin L, Shengyang Yu K, Hofmann MC, Yu X. High-Content Analysis Provides Mechanistic Insights into the Testicular Toxicity of Bisphenol A and Selected Analogues in Mouse Spermatogonial Cells., Toxicol Sci 2017 01; 155(1):43-60

Yin L, Yu KS, Lu K, Yu X. Benzyl butyl phthalate promotes adipogenesis in 3T3-L1 preadipocytes: A High Content Cellomics and metabolomic analysis., Toxicol In Vitro 2016 Apr; 32297-309