Genetics

Genetics

genes • gene editing • heredity• evolution • genetic variability • phenotypic variability • horizontal gene transfer • meiosis • recombination • epigenetics • DNA repair and replication • chromosome segregation • cell division • gene regulation • development • aging • pathogenesis • cancer • disease

Yukiko Yamashita
Faculty Spotlight

Yukiko Yamashita

Professor of Biology; Member, Whitehead Institute; Co-Chair, Biology Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Yukiko Yamashita studies two fundamental aspects of multicellular organisms: how cell fates are diversified via asymmetric cell division, and how genetic information is transmitted through generations via the germline.