Yuk Yee Leung

Vitae

Last update: July 31 2020

Current position

2017-present Research Assistant Professor,
Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine,
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. USA.

Working experience

2015-2017 Research Associate,
Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine,
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. USA.
2009-2010 Research Assistant,
Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Faculty of Engineering,
University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.
2005-2009 Teaching Assistant,
Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Faculty of Engineering,
University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.

Education and Training

2010-2015 Postdoctoral Researcher,
Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine,
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. USA.
Advisor: Li-San Wang
2005-2009 Ph.D., Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Bioinformatics),
Faculty of Engineering, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong..
Advisor: Y.S. Hung
2002-2005 B.Eng., Medical Engineering,
Faculty of Engineering, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.

Affiliations

2017 - present Production team leader, Genome Center for Alzheimer’s Disease (GCAD).
2017 - present Team Member, NIAGADS GenomicsDB,
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. USA.
2015 - 2019 Member, Alzheimer's Disease Sequencing Project Annotation Work Group,
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. USA.
2014 - present Member, Penn Institute for Biomedical Informatics,
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. USA.
2014 - present Associate Member, Institute for Translational Medicine and Therapeutics,
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. USA.

Training Awards

Jan-May 2015 Translational Therapeutics course in Masters in Translational Research Program,
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA.
Oct 2014 Biomedical Postdoctoral Travel Award,
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA.
June 2014 22nd Annual Summer Training Course in Experimental Aging Research,
National Institute of Aging, National Institute of Health, USA.

Grant Support

I serve as principal investigator in the following completed grants:

July 2019-Feb 2022 Total amount: $150,000.
Proposal : Inferring the regulatory mechanisms of noncoding genetic variants in ADRD 2019 Biomarkers Across Neurodegenerative Diseases (BAND 3) Program.
Funding agency : Alzheimer’s Association, Alzheimer’s Research UK (ARUK), The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research (MJFF), and the Weston Brain Institute (Weston).
July 2015-June 2016 Total amount: $50,000.
Proposal : microRNA Changes in Alzheimer's disease Brain and CSF by Small RNA Sequencing University of Pennsylvania Alzheimer's Disease Core Center (ADCC) pilot award.
Funding agency :Institute of Aging, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA.
July 2015-June 2016 Total amount: $20,000.
Proposal :Identification and Validation of MicroRNA Biomarkers in Alzheimer’s Disease Plasma by Small RNA Sequencing. Junior Investigator Preliminary / Feasibility Grant Program.
Funding agency :Institute of Translational Medicine and Therapeutics at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA.

Contact Information

3700 Hamilton Walk
D101 Richards Medical Research Laboratories
Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia PA 19104