Yasmeen Berry

Yasmeen Berry

Yasmeen Berry


BS in Biomolecular Science, University of Michigan

Year in Program: M2

Thesis Mentor: Ryan Thummel, Ph.D.

Research Interests: Physiology and cancer biology, with a focus on molecular and protein-based mechanisms of pathogenesis.


  • Kramer AC, Carthage J, Berry Y, Gurdziel K, Cook TA, Thummel R. A comparative analysis of gene and protein expression in chronic and acute models of photoreceptor degeneration in adult zebrafish. Frontiers in Cell and Developmental Biology. https://doi.org/10.3389/fcell.2023.1233269
  • O’Brien CJ, Berry Y, Chen CB, Zhu M. Development of a General Procedure To Access Recoverable Solid-Supported Photocatalysts for Use in Organic Synthesis. The Journal of Organic Chemistry. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.joc.3c00588 
  • Urban N, Cavataio J, Berry Y, et al. Explaining Inter-Lab Variance in C. elegans N2 Lifespan: Making a Case for Standardized Reporting to Enhance Reproducibility. Experimental Gerontology. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.exger.2021.111622.


• (2021) Goldwater Scholar
• (2021) Coca-Cola Foundation New Century Transfer Pathway Scholar
• (2021) Cengage All-USA Academic Team Scholar

Conferences Attended:

• (2022) Stanford Research Conference
• (2022) International Conference on Diversity in Organizations, Communities & Nations
• (2021) Goldwater Scholar Community Symposium
• (2020) Johns Hopkins Richard Macksey National Undergraduate Humanities Research Symposium

Funding: N/A

Residency Match: N/A


Personal Interests

 Outside of school and lab, I enjoy reading, taking road trips, marathon training, and spending time with family and friends.

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