Yukiko Yano, Ph.D., M.P.H., joined the Metabolic Epidemiology Branch (MEB) as a postdoctoral fellow in 2019 and was inducted into the NIH Independent Research Scholar Program and promoted to research fellow in 2022. Dr. Yano earned her Ph.D. in environmental health sciences from the University of California, Berkeley. Prior to obtaining her Ph.D., Dr. Yano received an M.P.H. in environmental health from Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia. Her doctoral research involved measurements of protein adducts in archived newborn dried blood spots to explore fetal exposures associated with childhood leukemia. She received the 2023 NCI Director's Innovation Career Development Award.
Dr. Yano's research includes methodologic and etiologic studies of the human oral microbiome as well as studies of risk factors for esophageal and gastric cancer under the mentorship of Christian Abnet, Ph.D., M.P.H., Branch Director and senior investigator, Rashmi Sinha, Ph.D., senior investigator, and Emily Vogtmann, Ph.D., M.P.H., Earl Stadtman Investigator.