Yee Fang Hum

First Name: 
Yee Fang
Last Name: 
Hum
Lab: 
Sue Jinks-Robertson
Department: 
MGM
Lab Location: 
CARL 381
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Research Description: 
The major goal of my project is to address a long-standing question in the DNA repair field: what is the origin of spontaneous mitotic homologous recombination (HR)? Spontaneous HR refers to recombination event initiated by random DNA strand breaks during normal growth. As DNA strand breaks can promote genome instability, which has been implicated in the pathogenesis of various human diseases, a thorough knowledge of the origin or the types of DNA strand breaks initiating spontaneous mitotic HR is necessary for a comprehensive understanding of how genome instability arises.
Hobbies: 
traveling and baking