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Deanne Yugawa

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Deanne Yugawa


Deanne Yugawa is currently pursuing an M.D./Ph.D. at the Yale School of Medicine. She graduated from the University of Utah with degrees in Biology (with Honors) and Economics. During her undergraduate career, Deanne completed internships at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Hawaii Pathologists' Laboratory, and the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) at HHS. Deanne's past research focused on the role of Ptf1a (p48) in pancreatic cancer initiation. She is currently a member of the lab of Luisa Escobar-Hoyos where she studies the role of RNA splicing in pancreatic cancer. In her free time, she enjoys reading mystery novels, exploring Japan, and going home to Hawaii.

Fun Fact About Me:

I never saw snow until college, but ended up living in a city where the snow was often taller than me.

Education & Training

  • BS
    University of Utah, Biology (2019)
  • BA
    University of Utah, Economics (2019)

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