Yishi Jin received her B.S. Degree from Peking University, China and her Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley. She completed her postdoctoral training at MIT.
Her lab, located at the University of California, San Diego, studies neurodevelopment using the nematode C. elegans. Through studying the mechanisms of the development and function of the nervous system at a much simpler level in C. elegans, her lab connects these discoveries to the understanding of human neurological disorders and neuronal repair.
1. What are C. elegans and their importance?
C. elegans are a non-parasitic (i.e. does not infect human or other animals) nematode or worm. Their ecological importance is not well understood but they are great laboratory animals,...