Che-Hang Yu receives MBoC Paper of the Year award


Che-Hang Yu

Che-Hang Yu was named by the Molecular Biology of the Cell (MBoC) Editorial Board as recipient of the 29th annual MBoC Paper of the Year Award. As a graduate student in Daniel Needleman’s laboratory at Harvard, Yu was first author of the paper “Central-spindle microtubules are strongly coupled to chromosomes during both anaphase A and anaphase B” (Mol. Biol. Cell 30, 2503–2514). Yu is now a postdoc in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

“Che-Hang Yu’s work is a technical tour-de-force that reveals a tight coupling between central-spindle microtubules and segregating chromosomes in the mitotic spindle during anaphase,” said MBoC Editor-in-Chief Matt Welch.

Yu presented his latest research in the Minisymposium “Nuclear Dynamics Across Models Systems” at Cell Bio Virtual 2020–An Online ASCB|EMBO Meeting.

The MBoC Paper of the Year is selected by the Editorial Board from among papers published in the journal each year between June and May that have a postdoc or student as the first author.

About the Author:

Mark Leader is ASCB's Director of Publications.