Yu-Ying Chen

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Yu-Ying is a PhD student in the Driskill Graduate Program who joined the Woodruff Lab in 2017. She earned her BS in Life Sciences from National Yang-Ming University in Taiwan. In the Woodruff Lab, Yu-Ying focuses on how inorganic signals, specifically zinc, regulate ovarian follicle development. The study will help us overcome hurdles in our understanding of the fundamental biology of follicle development so that the breakthroughs can be used in the long term to isolate high quality gametes from human ovarian tissue for patient use.