Welcome to the Yu laboratory @USF!
18, 2022: We're
extremely excited to welcome Yaosheng Jia as a
new PhD student in the Fall 2022!
July 1, 2022: Dr. Yu
has been invited to speak at the 4th bacterial
cell biologi conference taking place 12 Feb
2023 to 15 Feb 2023 in Cancun, Mexico.
June 20, 2022: Salvatore
Scaffidi has been awarded the 2022 USF
Outstanding TA Award! Congratulations, Sal!
10, 2021: We're extremely excited that Ran Zhang has
been accepted as a PhD student! Congratulations,
October 6, 2021: We're
extremely excited to announce that Dr.
Yu has been selected as one of the
first ever members of the mBio® Junior
Editorial Board of the American
Society for Microbiology
April 30, 2021: Our
research paper "Spatial regulation of Protein A
in Staphylococcus aureus" was accepted for
publication in Mol Microbiol.
Congratulations Ran, Mac, and Sal!
April 11, 2021: Salvatore
Scaffidi wins the poster award for outstanding
quality of research and presentation at the 2021 USF
Graduate Student Research Symposium.
2021: Our protocol paper "Tracking
the subcellular localization of surface proteins
in Staphylococcus aureus by immunofluorescence
microscopy" was accepted for publication in
Bio-Protocol. Congratulations Sal and Mac!
January, 2021: The Yu lab is
extremely excited to welcome Salvatore Scaffidi as
the first Master's student! #Yu Lab Milestone#
March, 2020: We are extremely
excited to welcome an outstanding student, Mac
Shebes, to be the first Ph.D. student of the Yu Lab!
#Yu Lab Milestone#
The Yu lab at the
University of South Florida kicked off in January of
2019. As a microbiology laboratory, the overall goals
of the Yu lab are to:
- grow bacteria in the lab: We are keen on
exploring and discovering the fascinating biological
features of bacterial life;
- "grow" young scientists in the lab: We are
enthusiastic about training and preparing young
students for professional careers;
- have fun doing 1. and 2.!
To achieve our goals, we are
focusing on performing cutting edge research
projects and providing rigorous training programs.
The research in the Yu lab studies the biology of
bacterial cell envelope in the human pathogen Staphylococcus
aureus. Broadly, we are interested in
understanding (a) the dynamics of cell envelope
assembly during bacterial growth and cell division,
and (b) functions of cell envelope dynamics in
bacterial physiology and pathogenesis. To address
the research questions, we use a variety of
experimental approaches such as genetics,
microscopy, biochemistry as well as animal models.
Currently we are investigating the secretion and
localization of surface proteins in S. aureus. Please
see “Research” page for details.
© 2019 Wenqi Yu,
Rocky D. Bull and USF