Michelle Yu, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor

I am a Pulmonary and Critical Care Physician-Scientist. My clinical and research specialties are in Cystic Fibrosis lung infection and inflammation. I am the Principal Investigator of a basic science laboratory, and I serve as the Associate Program director of the UCSF Adult Cystic Fibrosis Center. I attend regularly in the ICUs at Parnassus and Mount Zion and am passionate about improving medical education particularly during COVID when our learners have faced unforeseen challenges.


Investigating Pseudomonas aeruginosa Gene Function During Pathogenesis Using Mobile-CRISPRi.

Methods in molecular biology (Clifton, N.J.)

Yu MA, Banta AB, Ward RD, Prasad NK, Kwon MS, Rosenberg OS, Peters JM

Human Fetal Tissue Regulation. Impact on Pediatric and Adult Respiratory-related Research.

Annals of the American Thoracic Society

Al Alam D, Ballard PL, Jourdan Le Saux C, Ingram JL, Mariani TJ, Moore NS, Weiss DJ, Yu M

Antibiotic adverse reactions in adult cystic fibrosis patients.

The journal of allergy and clinical immunology. In practice

Anstey KM, Lee M, Dawson D, Jue V, Budzik JM, Yu M, Kleinhenz ME, Otani IM

Cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator dysfunction in platelets drives lung hyperinflammation.

The Journal of clinical investigation

Ortiz-Muñoz G, Yu MA, Lefrançais E, Mallavia B, Valet C, Tian JJ, Ranucci S, Wang KM, Liu Z, Kwaan N, Dawson D, Kleinhenz ME, Khasawneh FT, Haggie PM, Verkman AS, Looney MR

Sensing Living Bacteria in Vivo Using d-Alanine-Derived 11C Radiotracers.

ACS central science

Parker MFL, Luu JM, Schulte B, Huynh TL, Stewart MN, Sriram R, Yu MA, Jivan S, Turnbaugh PJ, Flavell RR, Rosenberg OS, Ohliger MA, Wilson DM

Modulating Pathogenesis with Mobile-CRISPRi.

Journal of bacteriology

Qu J, Prasad NK, Yu MA, Chen S, Lyden A, Herrera N, Silvis MR, Crawford E, Looney MR, Peters JM, Rosenberg OS

Two tyrosyl radicals stabilize high oxidation states in cytochrome C oxidase for efficient energy conservation and proton translocation.

Journal of the American Chemical Society

Yu MA, Egawa T, Shinzawa-Itoh K, Yoshikawa S, Guallar V, Yeh SR, Rousseau DL, Gerfen GJ

Radical formation in cytochrome c oxidase.

Biochimica et biophysica acta

Yu MA, Egawa T, Shinzawa-Itoh K, Yoshikawa S, Yeh SR, Rousseau DL, Gerfen GJ

EPR characterization of ascorbyl and sulfur dioxide anion radicals trapped during the reaction of bovine Cytochrome c Oxidase with molecular oxygen.

Journal of magnetic resonance (San Diego, Calif. : 1997)

Yu MA, Egawa T, Yeh SR, Rousseau DL, Gerfen GJ