UFRI Fellow, Farnell 2015

FarnellYuhua Farnell, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry
Mississippi State University
Mississippi State, Mississippi
Undergraduate Faculty Research Initiative (UFRI) Fellow
Award year: 2015


Yuhua Farnell, a molecular biologist, joined the biochemistry faculty at Mississippi State University (MSU) in fall 2013. She received her Ph D in Genetics from Texas A&M University where she studied the effects of breast cancer drugs on the sheep uterus. During her post-doctoral training at Texas A&M Health Science Center, she examined the molecular and cellular changes in suprachiasmatic nucleus in the brain that mediates changes in circadian rhythms related to human health disorders such as Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. She has established her own independent research program involving: 1) identification of the biomarkers for cardiovascular disease in a porcine or rodent model with the metabolic syndrome, and 2) how circadian outputs coordinate oscillations in downstream tissues and cells. Dr. Farnell has received several faculty research grants to fund her studies. She has been involved with training and mentoring seven graduate students and four undergraduate students for the past 2.5 years at MSU.








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