Dr Jason Shu Lim Yu, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow


This person is a member of Sanger Institute Alumni.

Jason is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow whose research interests centre around investigating the genetic mechanims that regulate differentiation and reprogramming. He is particularly interested in the use of genome-wide forward genetic screens to identify novel factors that contribute to these processes.

My previous work focused on using human embryonic stem cells as a cell model from which to interrogate the signalling mechanisms governing the derivation of hepatic and neural precursors.

Currently, as part of the Yusa group, I am utilising CRISPR/Cas9 mediated genome-wide screening approaches to identify reprogramming factors involved in the conversion of adult heart fibroblast into cardiac progenitor cells.

This is in collaboration with AstraZeneca, with the ultimate goal of being able to develop new drugs which can facilitate this reprogramming in vivo.

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