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Joyce Yu

I joined the Node as the Community Manager in April 2023. Prior to that, I was working in the Science Communications team at Alzheimer's Research UK. My scientific background was in cell and developmental biology, looking at Wnt signalling and planar cell polarity in fruit flies.

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Posts by Joyce Yu

Poorly coiled frog guts help scientists unravel prevalent human birth anomaly

Posted by , on 22 February 2024

Scientists from North Carolina State University have used a herbicide to discover that disrupting metabolism could derail a series of cellular events required for proper elongation and rotation of the ...

Papa, how do shells twist?

Posted by , on 12 February 2024

Find out about developmental biologist Luisma Escudero's illustrated book “Papá ¿cómo se enroscan las caracolas?”, where Luisma and his three children go on a walk to discover the scutoid shape ...

A flipbook of zebrafish embryogenesis

Posted by , on 3 January 2024

A 'flipbook' of zebrafish embryogenesis in the 1996 issue of Development.

Communicating basic science — is it unique?

Posted by , on 15 August 2023

Five takeaways from ‘SciPEP 2023: New Insights for Communicating Basic Science’.

It’s all about communication

Posted by , on 28 July 2023

Reflections from the 82nd Society for Developmental Biology Annual Meeting in Chicago, July 2023.

Recent comments by Joyce Yu

I'd also like to point the readers to this fantastic and honest interview with Kelly Stevens: "Prioritizing diversity will help all of us" https://www.nature.com/articles/s41556-023-01217-6
by Joyce Yu in Navigating a research career with a disability on September 6, 2023