About Jason Yi

  • Jason Yi received his Bachelor of Science, magna cum laude in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania in 2001
  • He then worked for years as a genetic engineer in the biotech industry modifying the yeast and mouse genome for the purposes of drug discovery
  • Jason received his Ph.D. degree from Duke University in 2009.  He performed his graduate studies in the Department of Neurobiology with Michael Ehlers, who is currently the Executive Vice President of Research and Development at Biogen, Inc.
  • He was postdoctoral fellow with Klaus Hahn and Mark Zylka at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
  • In 2017, Jason joined the faculty of the Department of Neuroscience at Washington University.

Selected Honors and Awards

  • Ruth K. Broad Biomedical Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship
  • Foundation for Angelman Syndrome Therapeutics Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • F32 Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award
  • Simons Foundation Bridge to Independence Award
  • Brain and Behavior Research Foundation NARSAD Young Investigator Award
  • Whitehall Foundation Award