- Fellowship in 1986 at the University of Cambridge
- Studentship in 1981 at the Chinese University of Hong Kong
Prof Yu received his BSc (1981), majoring in Biology and minoring in Biochemistry at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, where he also completed his MPhil (1983) in Molecular Biology. He completed his DPhil in Biochemistry at Trinity College, Oxford University. He now works as a
Principal Investigator at the Centre for Molecular and Human Genetics at the
Hospital, Columbus, Ohio.
His research team is performing research on molecular genetics of human autoimmune diseases including systemic lupus erythematosus, type 1 diabetes, and juvenile dermatomyositis. The team focus on the diversities created by gene copy number variations.