Dr. Yue joined UIC in 1980. She has been continually funded by the National Eye Institute since 1981 and has been holding two R01 grants since 1984 for more than 25 years. One of her research projects focuses was on the biochemical and molecular basis of keratoconus, a cornea-thinning blinding disease. She is equally well known for her research on the biology of the trabecular meshwork, an eye tissue that is implicated in the development of glaucoma. Her research now centers on the functional roles of two glaucoma genes, optineurin and myocilin. Dr. Yue has served as PI of the Department’s NEI Core Grant for Vision Research, which provides shared instrumentation and technical services to department investigators. She has also received supplemental funds from NEI to acquire equipment including a DNA microarray set up and spinning disk live cell imaging system for shared use. Dr. Yue is now the Director of the Cellular and Molecular Biology Core module. She has served on study sections and was named a Silver Fellow of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology in 2009. Dr. Yue has authored over 150 original research articles. She has mentored many graduate students, medical students, postdoctoral fellows and junior faculty members.
Please click here for a representative list of Dr. Yue's published journal articles.