Zhongsheng You, PhD

Zhongsheng You, PhD

Primary Academic Title

Professor of Cell Biology and Physiology, Washington University School of Medicine

Research Interest

Genome surveillance and repair networks and how defects in these networks lead to cancer. Investigating how cells sense, signal and repair DNA double-strand breaks, the most dangerous type of DNA damage, in chromatin.


  • 1997: MS, Shanghai Institute of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Shanghai, China
  • 2002: PhD, University of California, San Diego


  • 2002 - 2009: Postdoctoral fellow, molecular and cell biology, Salk Institute, La Jolla, Calif.

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