Graduate Student Directory
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Hi! My name is Yi Yin. I'm originally from Qingdao, a seaside city in China famous for its Tsingtao Beer. I graduated from Beijing Normal University with a BS Biotechnology degree in June, 2009 and moved on to Duke UPGG the same year with my love for chromatin, non-coding sequence, host-pathogen interaction, cheese and turkey (I mean diverse foods), hiking in summer, playing the piano in the gym, and swimming at the beach.
During my undergraduate years, I joined Dr. Yusheng Cong's lab in our university to investigate functions of microRNAs in cellular senescence. For self-exploration, I turned to C. elegans genetics, studying engulfment of apoptotic cells at National Institute of Biological Sciences, Beijing (NIBS). I survived a rigorous summer training there and was attracted to genetics and genomics. Then I tested water on fly genetics in Dr. Stephen Cohen's lab at Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory, Singapore and completed my BS degree thesis on microRNA knock-out by homologous recombination. Currently, I'm rotating in Dr. Tom Petes' lab.
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