Dr Man Kit Richard ( Richard ) Yu
|Work Phone||(02) 4921 6990|
|Fax||(02) 4921 8977|
School of Environmental and Life Sciences
The University of Newcastle, Australia
|Office||LS2-45, Life Sciences|
Dr Richard Yu received his PhD from City University of Hong Kong in 2002. After his postdoctoral training with Prof. Rudolf Wu, Dr Yu continued to work in the same institution as a Lecturer until joining the University of Newcastle in 2009.
Richard is now an academic in the Discipline of Biological Sciences in the School of Environmental & Life Sciences.
- PhD, City University of Hong Kong - China, 2002
- Bachelor of Science (Applied Biology)(Honours), City University of Hong Kong - China, 1997
- Endocrine disrupting chemicals
- Endocrine disruption
- Molecular Toxicology
- Sydney rock oyster
Richard's research interests lie in the Molecular Toxicology of stressors and chemicals in the aquatic environment. In particular, he is interested in understanding how genes involved in fish embryonic development and reproduction are regulated by aquatic hypoxia and endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs). Because of the increasing demand for simple methodologies for screening EDCs, Yu's laboratory is developing a zebrafish embryo-based bioassay to assess the potential effects of chemicals on steroidogenesis (steroid biosynthesis). In collaboration with Dr Geoff MacFarlane at the University of Newcastle, molecular studies on the action of EDCs in the Sydney Rock Oyster (Saccostrea glomerata) are also underway in Yu's laboratory.
Richard works in close collaboration with Prof Rudolf Wu (University of Hong Kong), Dr Richard Kong (City University of Hong Kong) and Prof John Giesy (University of Saskatchewan), on the molecular mechanisms underlying hypoxia-induced endocrine disruption in fish. Recent collaborative projects (funded) include:
1. GENERAL RESEARCH FUND, HONG KONG RESEARCH GRANTS COUNCIL - 2011 (Project no. 160411)
Investigators: A/P Richard Kong, Prof John Giesy, Dr Richard Yu
Project Title: Uncovering the Molecular Links Between Hypoxia and Endocrine Disruption: A Functional Study of Zebrafish Leptin.
Funding award: $US 125,321
2. CITYU SEED GRANT, CITY UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG - 2013 (Project no. 7003027)
Investigators: A/P Richard Kong, Dr Richard Yu
Title: Pilot Study to Identify Environmental Obesogens (Chemicals That Cause Overeating) Using BRET (Bioluminescence Resonance Energy Transfer) and Cell-based Assays
Funding award: $US 12,821
Fields of Research
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|111599||Pharmacology And Pharmaceutical Sciences Not Elsewhere Classified||40|
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