Assistant Professor of Biochemistry
Dr. Yu is a faculty member of the department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology at LSU Health Sciences Center-Shreveport. Dr. Yu’s training is in the area of molecular biology and cancer biology with particular expertise in the use of genetically engineered mouse models as well as xenografting models in prostate cancer research. Dr. Yu’s research primarily focuses on the study of mechanisms that drive prostate cancer progression to castration resistance, a major cause for disease-specific mortality in men with prostate cancer. The goal of Dr. Yu’s research is to identify potential therapeutic targets for treating advanced prostate cancer.