Zhongsheng You, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Cell Biology and Physiology

Office: (314) 362-9893; Lab: (314) 362-4668

Research Interests: Our lab studies the DNA damage response and replication stress response in human cells that are essential for genome maintenance and cancer avoidance. We are also interested in the connection between genome maintenance and RNA surveillance, focusing on the nonsense-mediated RNA decay (NMD) pathway in the DNA damage response. We employ a range of techniques, including cell imaging with genetically encoded reporters, laser microirradiation and genome-wide CRISPR-Cas9 screens, to identify new mechanisms of DNA and RNA surveillance systems, with the goal of improving the understanding and treatment of cancer. 

Professional Education

  • B.S.: Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China, 1994, Biology
  • M.S.: Shanghai Institute of Biochemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China, 1997, Molecular Biology
  • Ph.D.: University of California – San Diego, CA, 2002, Biochemistry
  • Postdoc: Salk Institute, California, La Jolla, CA, 2009, Cell Biology

Graduate & Fellowship Program Affiliations