Yong Zhu PhD

Associate Professor of Epidemiology (Environmental Health)

Departments & Organizations

Yale Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS): Molecular Cell Biology, Genetics and Development

Office of Student ResearchSchool of Public Health: Environmental Health SciencesCancer Prevention and Control

Research Interests

Circadian genes; MicroRNAs; Shift-work; Breast Cancer; Lymphoma; Prostate Cancer more...


  • M.A., Rice University, 1998
  • Ph.D., Rice University, 2000

Selected Publications

  • Zhu, Y., Brown, H., Zhang, Y., Stevens, R.G., and Zheng, T. Period3 Structural Variation: A Circadian Biomarker Associated with Breast Cancer in Young Women. Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention 14(1): 268-70, 2005.
  • Zhu, Y., Spitz, M.R., Amos, C.I., Lin, J., Schabath, M.B., and Wu, X. An Evolutionary Perspective on SNP Screening in Molecular Cancer Epidemiology. Cancer Research 64: 2251-2257, 2004
  • Zhu, Y., Zheng, T., Zhang, Y., Stevens, R., and Boyle, P. Does “Clock” Matter in Prostate Cancer? Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention 15(1): 3-5, 2006.



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