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Yi Ren, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Biochemistry

Structural biology of mRNA nuclear export & viral exploitation

Yi received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Fudan University in China. She then moved to the U.S. and received her Ph.D. in chemistry from Princeton University under the guidance of Dr. Frederick Hughson. In 2009, Yi started her postdoctoral training in the laboratory of Dr. Günter Blobel at the Rockfeller University, where she began her career in RNA biology. Yi joined the faculty of the Department of Biochemistry and the Center for Structural Biology as an Assistant Professor in 2016.