Yue Qin named to Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia 2023

Yue Qin stands in front of a whiteboard in the Eric and Wendy Schmidt Center's Interaction Hub
Elizabeth Gribkoff/Eric and Wendy Schmidt Center
Eric and Wendy Schmidt Center
June 6, 2023

Eric and Wendy Schmidt Center at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard is excited to announce that postdoctoral fellow Yue Qin was named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia 2023 list this May. The Forbes 30 under 30 lists highlight some of the most successful researchers, leaders, and entrepreneurs around the world. 

Qin joined the Eric and Wendy Schmidt Center in January, 2023. She is co-advised by Paul Blainey, a core member of the Broad Institute and an associate professor of biological engineering at MIT, and Caroline Uhler, co-director of the Eric and Wendy Schmidt Center. Qin's research interests lie in understanding how to read out the programs of cells from the genome. Qin uses that knowledge to create in silico cells that simulate the effect of therapeutic interventions in different disease and genetic contexts with the ultimate goal of developing personalized medicine.

Qin holds a PhD in Bioinformatics and Systems Biology and a BSc in Bioinformatics from the University of California San Diego (UCSD). As a graduate student, she was the first author on a 2021 Nature paper that developed a machine learning framework to map the structure of human cells by fusing data from protein imaging and protein biophysical interactions. Qin is a Siebel Scholar and a recipient of an NCI Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Fellow Transition Award (F99/K00) as well as the Chancellor’s Dissertation Medal within the Jacobs School of Engineering at UCSD.

“Yue embodies the type of researcher we’re excited to work with at the Eric and Wendy Schmidt Center,” said Uhler, who is also a core member of the Broad Institute and a professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and the Institute for Data, Systems and Society at MIT. “Her research is a great example of how computation and biology can go hand in hand in an age where the number of possible experiments we could perform has exploded.”

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