Zhenyu Yue

Zhenyu Yue, PhD

  • PROFESSOR | Neurology
  • PROFESSOR | Neuroscience

Research Topics:

Apoptosis/Cell Death, Autophagy, Axonal Growth and Degeneration, Human Genetics and Genetic Disorders, Knockout Mice, Lysosomes/endosome, Molecular Biology, Neuro-degeneration/protection, Parkinson's Disease, Protein Degradation, Protein Kinases, Protein Trafficking & Sorting, Synapses

Molecular, Cellular, Behavioral Biology and Translational Research in Neurodegeneration


Our long-term goal is to understand the molecular and cellular mechanisms of neurodegeneration that causes human neurological disorders such as Parkinson’s, Huntington’s and Alzheimer’s diseases. Our mission is to translate our knowledge from basic research to the development of molecular diagnostics and therapeutics for neurological disorders. Our primary research interests encompass molecular and cellular pathways for autophagy-lysosome degradation, protein quality control (aggregate clearance), synaptic vesicle trafficking, neuroinflammation, and protein/lipid kinase signaling in neuropathogenesis.

Other Web Sites
Yue Laboratory

Multi-Disciplinary Training Areas

Neuroscience [NEU], Pharmacology and Therapeutics Discovery [PTD]