Dr. Yu received her medical degree from Mount Sinai School of Medicine and completed her residency in General Pediatrics at Children’s Memorial Hospital of Northwestern University in Chicago, IL. Following residency, she returned to the Mount Sinai School of Medicine to complete a fellowship in adult and pediatric Allergy & Immunology followed by two additional years of post-doctoral research in translational immunology at the Mount Sinai Immunology Institute. While at the Mount Sinai Medical Center, she received broad training experience with clinicians and researchers in the Primary Immune Deficiency Program and the Jaffe Food Allergy Institute. During her fellowship, she also helped to adapt the USIDNET’s Primary Immunodeficiency Diseases Registry to an internet-based database and contributed to the development of a USDA-sponsored food allergy educational pilot program aimed at primary care physicians.
Dr. Yu is board-certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and the American Board of Allergy and Immunology. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She is a member of several national and local allergy and immunology organizations including the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, Clinical Immunology Society, and the New York Allergy and Asthma Society. She has presented her research at several national and international meetings annually, and is currently an active member of several committees in the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology including the Basic and Clinical Immunology interest section, the Primary Immunodeficiency Disease committee, and the New Allergist and Immunologist Assembly.
Dr. Yu has had extensive research experience with her primary research interests being basic and translational immunology. While an undergraduate student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, she studied the folding and assembly of MHC Class I molecules and was co-author on a paper in Nature. During medical school, she conducted transplant immunology research with Dr. Barbara Murphy investigating the immunomodulatory mechanisms of a novel MHC Class II-derived peptide and was awarded a one-year Student Scholar research fellowship from the American Society of Nephrology. During her Allergy & Immunology clinical fellowship and post-doctoral research fellowship, she studied the role of Toll-like Receptors (TLRs) in memory B cell development in Common Variable Immunodeficiency (CVID) under the mentorship of Dr. Charlotte Cunningham-Rundles. Dr. Yu’s post-doctoral research fellowship was funded in part by a T32 NIH grant, and she has published several articles stemming from her numerous research projects.