Andrew S. Yoo, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Developmental Biology, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis


Dr, Andrew Yoo is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Developmental Biology at Washington University School of Medicine. He did his Ph.D. work in the laboratory of Dr. Iva Greenwald at Columbia University, followed by postdoctoral work with Dr. Gerald Crabtree at Stanford University. He has a long standing interest in understanding genetic pathways that specify cell fates during development, and currently studies the role of microRNAs in regulating the activity of chromatin remodeling complexes during neural development and conversion of non-neuronal cells into neurons. Dr. Yoo’s work is supported by the awards from NIH Director’s New Innovator Award, the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, the Ellison Medical Foundation and the Edward J. Mallinckrodt Jr. Foundation.

Funded Research

These projects were made possible from Cure Alzheimer's Fund support.

Selected Publications

These published papers resulted from Cure Alzheimer’s Fund support.

Daniel G. Abernathy, Woo Kyung Kim, Matthew J. McCoy, Allison M. Lake, Rebecca Ouwenga, Seong Won Lee, Xiaoyun Xing, Daofeng Li, Hyung Joo Lee, Robert O. Heuckeroth, Joseph D. Dougherty, Ting Wang, Andrew S. Yoo MicroRNAs Induce a Permissive Chromatin Environment that Enables Neuronal Subtype-Specific Reprogramming of Adult Human Fibroblasts, Cell Stem Cell, 21(3), 7 Sep 2017, 332-348, Read More