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Gene W. Yeo

Gene W. Yeo

    BA, BSc, PhD, MBA
Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer, Professor | La Jolla, California    United States of America
Bioinformatics
Protein-RNA Interactions To Elucidate Therapeutic Bioinformatics,...More
Spoken at 3 events

Biography :

Dr. Gene Yeo is an expert in the areas of RNA, computational biology, genomics and neurological diseases. Dr. Yeo obtained a bachelor of science in chemical engineering and a bachelor of arts in economics from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (1998) and a master’s degree in business administration from the Rady School of Management at the University of California, San Diego (2008). Funded by the Lee Kuan Yew Graduate Fellowship from Singapore, Dr. Yeo earned a Ph.D. in Computational Neuroscience (2005) from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology under the joint guidance of Dr. Tomaso Poggio and Dr. Christopher Burge.
Using comparative genomics and statistical learning theory Dr. Yeo pioneered new computational approaches to attack the problem of splicing and splicing-mediated gene regulation. In 2005 Dr. Yeo was appointed the first Junior Fellow at the Crick-Jacobs Center for Theoretical and Computational Biology at the Salk Institute under the mentorship of Dr. Fred Gage and Dr. Sean Eddy. Dr. Yeo’s collaborative nature has generated successful projects and grants with experts in neuroscience and neurodegeneration (Dr. Fred Gage and Dr. Don Cleveland), RNA processing (Nobel Laureate Dr. Phillip Sharp, Dr. Manuel Ares, Jr, Dr. Brenton Graveley, Dr. Xiangdong Fu and Dr. Amy Pasquinelli) and virology (Dr. Deborah Spector).

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Bioinformatics

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Protein-RNA Interactions to Elucidate Therapeutic Avenues for Neurological Disease, Bioinformatics, Cell and Developmental Biology, Computational Biology, Gene Expression and Regulation, Neurodevelopment, Neurodegenerative Disease, Stem Cell Biology, Systems Biology, Tissue Culture, Chemical Engineering, Stem Cells, RNA Processing

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