Danyang Yu

Danyang Yu
Area Head of Natural Sciences, Professor of Practice in Biology

Danyang Yu received her BS at Tsinghua University, Beijing, and her PhD from NYU in 2008, where she also performed postdoctoral work until 2010 in the laboratory of Stephen Small. Since 2010, she has been Assistant Professor at Fairleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey. She has published in high-ranking journals suh as Cell, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA, and Current Biology


Select Publications

  • Hongtao Chen, Zhe Xu, Constance Mei, Danyang Yu and Stephen Small. 2012. A System of Repressor Gradients Spatially Organizes the Boundaries of Bicoid-Dependent Target Genes. Cell. 149: 618-629.
  • Paolo Struffi, Corado Maria, Kaplan Leah, Danyang Yu, Christine Rushlow and Stephen Small. 2011. Combinatorial activation and concentration-dependent repression of the Drosophila even skipped stripe 3+7 enhancer. Development. 138(19): 4291-4299.



  • PhD, Biology
    New York University

Courses Taught

  • Developmental Biology
  • Genetics
  • Genetics Laboratory
  • Independent Study – Biology
  • Organismal Systems