Yuhong Du. PhD, MSc


Titles and Roles

Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology
Emory University School of Medicine
Associate Director of Assay Development and HTS
Emory Chemical Biology Discovery Center
Research Program
Discovery and Developmental Therapeutics


Yuhong Du, PhD, MSc, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmacology at Emory University School of Medicine and the Associate Director of Assay Development and HTS at Emory Chemical Biology Discovery Center. Dr. Du is a member of the Discovery and Developmental Therapeutics Research Program at Winship Cancer Institute.


Dr. Du received her PhD from the National University of Singapore in Life Sciences and Pharmacy and completed her postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Pharmacology at Emory University. Prior to obtaining her PhD, Dr. Du earned both her MSc and BSc from the School of Pharmacy at Shanghai Medical University.


Dr. Du uses high throughput screening technologies to discover small molecule leads for chemical biology and drug discovery against various diseases. Her expertise includes innovative high-throughput screening (HTS)/high-content screening (HCS) assay design and development, screening robotic operations, HTS/HCS data analysis and efficient project management as well as using label-free biosensors for oncogenic signaling studies. Dr. Du is a founding member of the Emory Chemical Biology Discovery center (ECBDC) and has directed the design, acquisition, assembly, and operation of the ECBDC's two advanced robotic screening systems to facilitate ultra-throughput screening (uHTS) and image-based phenotypic screens.


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