Yuko Nakajima

Eric2016a Fellows

Yuko Nakajima

Yuko Nakajima received her Ph.D. in Molecular and Cell Biology at UC Berkeley, where she focused on identifying the molecular mechanisms underlying mitotic cell division using a multidisciplinary approach including molecular, cellular, genetic, biochemical, biophysical, structural, and bioinformatic approaches. She is currently a postdoctoral fellow at Brandeis University with James Haber and works on uncovering mechanisms of crosstalk between DNA damage and other cell cycle checkpoint pathways. She is passionate about making a more direct impact on diseases that require better detection and treatment.