Dongfang Yu, PhD

Dongfang Yu, PhD is a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Dr. Richard Boucher's laboratory.


Biographical Sketch


(2008) Ph.D., Ophthalmology, Zhongshan Ophthalmic Center, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, GD, China

(2005) Master, Ophthalmology, Zhongshan Ophthalmic Center, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, GD, China

(2002) M.D., Clinical Medicine, North China Coal Medical University, Tangshan, HB, China

Professional Experience

(2009-present) Postdoctoral Research Associate, Cystic Fibrosis Center, University of NorthCarolina at Chapel Hill, NC

(2007-2009) Predoctoral Fellow, The Hamner Institutes for Health Sciences, RTP, NC

Honors and Awards

(2009-2011) Collaborative Funding Grant 2009-CFG-8005 awarded by North Carolina Biotechnology Center/Kenan Institutes and Parion Sciences, RTP, NC

(2009) First Prize in Science and Technology Progress of Xiamen City, FJ, China (as the fifth contributor)

(2007-2008) International Program Fund of 985 Project awarded by Sun Yat-sun University, Guangzhou, GD, China

Selected Publications

  1. Yu D, Walters D, Zhu L, Lee P, Chen Y. Vanadium Pentoxide (V2O5) induced Mucin Production by Airway Epithelium. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. 2011; 301(1): L31-9.
  2. Zhu L, Lee P, Yu D, Tao S, Chen Y. Cloning and Characterization of Human MUC19 Gene. Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol. 2011; 45(2): 348-58.
  3. Zhu LX, Lee PK, Lee WM, Zhao Y, Yu D, Chen Y. Rhinovirus Induced Major Airway Mucin Production Involves a Novel TLR3-EGFR Dependent Pathway. Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol. 2009; 40(5): 610-9.
  4. Yu DF, Chen Y, Han JM, Zhang H, Chen XP, Zou WJ, Liang LY, Xu CC, Liu ZG. MUC19 Expression in Human Ocular Surface and Lacrimal Gland and its Alteration in Sjögren Syndrome Patients. Experimental Eye Research. 2008; 86(2): 403-11.

Contact Information

4009 Thurston-Bowles Bldg.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Campus Box #7248
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
Phone: (919) 966-7055
Fax: (919) 966-5178