Headshot of Sue Yi

Undergraduate education

University of Notre Dame - BS (2013)

Years in MSTP


PhD program



J.P. Yu, MD, PhD

Research interest

Neuroimaging, neuroinflammation, molecular basis of psychiatric disease

Undergraduate publications

Alam MS, Getz M, Safeukui I, Yi S, Tamez P, Shin J, Velázquez P, Haldar K. Genomic expression analyses reveal lysosomal, innate immunity proteins, as disease correlates in murine models of a lysosomal storage disorder. PLoS One. 2012;7(10):e48273. PMID: 23094108; PMCID: PMC3477142.

Alam MS, Getz M, Yi S, Kurkewich J, Safeukui I, Haldar K. Plasma signature of neurological disease in the monogenetic disorder Niemann-Pick Type C. J Biol Chem. 2014 Mar 21;289(12):8051-66. PMID: 24488491; PMCID: PMC3961638.

Hsia Y, Bale JB, Gonen S, Shi D, Sheffler W, Fong KK, Nattermann U, Xu C, Huang PS, Ravichandran R, Yi S, Davis TN, Gonen T, King NP, Baker D. Design of a hyperstable 60-subunit protein icosahedron. Nature. 2016 Jul 7;535(7610):136-9. PMID: 27309817; PMCID: PMC4945409.

Votteler J, Ogohara C, Yi S, Hsia Y, Nattermann U, Belnap DM, King NP, Sundquist WI. Designed proteins induce the formation of nanocage-containing extracellular vesicles. Nature. 2016 Dec 8;540(7632):292-295. PMID: 27919066.

PhD publications

Barnett BR, Torres-Velázquez M, Yi SY, Rowley PA, Sawin EA, Rubinstein CD, Krentz K, Anderson JM, Bakshi VP, Yu JJ. Sex-specific deficits in neurite density and white matter integrity are associated with targeted disruption of exon 2 of the Disc1 gene in the rat. Transl Psychiatry. 2019 Feb 11;9(1):82. PMID: 30745562; PMCID: PMC6370885.

Yi SY, Barnett BR, Yu JJ. Preclinical neuroimaging of gene-environment interactions in psychiatric disease. Br J Radiol. 2019 Apr 14:20180885. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 30982323.

Yi SY, Barnett BR, Torres-Velázquez M, Zhang Y, Hurley SA, Rowley PA, Hernando D, Yu JJ. Detecting Microglial Density With Quantitative Multi-Compartment Diffusion MRI. Front Neurosci. 2019 Feb 19;13:81. eCollection 2019. PMID: 30837826; PMCID: PMC6389825.

Barnett BR, Anderson JM, Torres-Velázquez M, Yi SY, Rowley PA, Yu JJ. Exercise ameliorates deficits in neural microstructure in a Disc1 model of psychiatric illness. Magn Reson Imaging. 2019 May 16;. doi: 10.1016/j.mri.2019.05.021. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 31103832.