Jae-Sung Yu, PhD is Assistant Professor of Medicine at Duke University Medical Center. He received his PhD in Microbiology from the University of Connecticut in 1998. Yu is currently developing rM. smegmatis vectors for HIV-1 vaccines funded by a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates grant awarded in July 2006. Yu is also working on a program project grant, “HIV, TB and Malaria Vaccine Development for Africa,” expressing HIV and malaria antigens in an attenuated mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) vector. Yu’s role in this project is constructing the mycobacterial plasmids expressing HIV-1 Env and assessed mucosal T cell immunity in animal model.
Education and Training
- Ph.D., University of Connecticut, 1998
- M.S., Seoul National University, 1987