H. Joseph Yost, PhD
Professor, Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy,
Adjunct Professor of Pediatrics
Joseph Yost, PhD, is a professor of Neurobiology and Anatomy, an adjunct professor of Pediatrics at the University of Utah, and a member of the Cell Response and Regulation group.
He studies genetics, particularly the difference between genes that develop normally and genes that can lead to cancer. Yost researches an important cellular process in which small molecules (proteoglycans) are added to proteins and allow for these proteins to be in the right place to transmit their signals. These signals are important when cells communicate with each other and are often not working correctly during cancer metastasis (when cancer spreads to other parts of the body).
Yost received his undergraduate degree from Creighton University, Omaha, and a PhD from the University of Chicago.