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Michelle Yau, Ph.D.

Assistant Scientist II, Hinda and Arthur Marcus Institute for Aging Research
Assistant Professor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School, and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Michelle Yau, PhD, MPH is an Instructor in Medicine at the Institute for Aging Research at Hebrew SeniorLife.  She is a genetic epidemiologist with a research focus on clinical and genetic risk factors for common age-associated conditions such as osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, and intervertebral disc degeneration.  Her research interests include mechanisms of aging and cellular senescence in musculoskeletal disease, genetic pleiotropy across age-associated traits, and integration of genetics, epigenetics, and transcriptomics.  She is involved in several international consortia to study the genetic basis of musculoskeletal disease.  She is also a member of the Osteoarthritis Research Society International (OARSI) Young Investigator Committee, which provides programming for professional activities and workshops to support early stage investigators.

Selected Publications