Oliver Yu, Ph.D.
Dr. Yu received his B.Sc. from the Department of Biophysics at Fudan University in Shanghai, China, and his Ph.D. from the Department of Biology at the University of South Carolina, Columbia, S.C. He did his postdoctoral training at the DuPont Company in Wilmington, Delaware and joined the Donald Dansforth Plant Science Center in 2001, serving as an Assistant Member and later as an Associate Member and Principal Investigator. Dr. Yu is currently an adjunct professor at the Department of Biology, Washington University in St Louis and the Division of Plant Sciences at the University of Missouri-Columbia. He has published more than 60 manuscripts and patents and serves on the editorial board of JBC and GM Crop. Dr. Yu formally joined Blue California in 2010 and currently serves as its Chief Science Officer.