Hongtao Yu serves as a Professor of chemistry and Chairman of the Chemistry and Biochemistry Department at the Jackson State University,Jackson (JSU), Miss, USA. He obtained his B.S.degree in chemistry in 1982 from the University of Science and Technology of China, China and his M.S. degree from the Chinese Academy of Sciences,Beijing,China in 1986.Then,he went to Germany and obtained his Ph.D. degree in bioorganic chemistry from the Technical University of Munich,Munich, Germany in 1990. After graduation, he came to the USA and finished his Postdoctoral Fellowships at Louisiana State University,Baton Rouge, La,USA and the University of Texas at Austin,Austin,Tex,USA.In 1996, he was employed as an Assistant Professor of chemistry at JSU and promoted to an Associate Professor in 2000 and a Full Professor in 2005.He held the department chair position in 2003. Dr.Yu’s research includes toxicological study of various chemicals including nanomaterials, environmental photochemistry, novel nanomaterials design, anticancer drug design and mechanism of action study, and DNA structure and function. He has been the author/co-author for over 90 publications in peer-reviewed journals, over 200 presentations at national or international conferences, and the author of one book. He has been an invited speaker by over 30 universities in the USA and abroad and he is currently a Member of the Editorial Board for the Journal of Environmental Science and Health Part C: Environmental Carcinogenesis and Ecotoxicology Reviews.
Biography Updated on 20 September 2012