John (Jun) Yu

John (Jun) Yu, MD, MS

Sr. Movement Disorders Fellow, Edmond J. Safra Fellow

Department: MD-NEUROLOGY-ADMIN/EDUC
Business Phone: (352) 294-5400
Business Email: jun.yu@neurology.ufl.edu

About John (Jun) Yu

John Yu grew up in Nanjing, China and came to the United States after high school. He has a long-standing interest in Neuroscience and technology. John obtained his bachelor’s degrees in Neurobiology and Computational Biology from the University of Texas at Austin. He then pursued a master’s degree in Physiology and Biophysics with a focus on Integrative Medicine from Georgetown University. He also lived in Portland, OR for a year and participated in research on mind-body interventions and sleep as well as brain-computer interface for augmentative and alternative communication. While studying medicine at the SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY, John reaffirmed his strong passion in Neurology. Currently, he is thrilled to be continuing his career here with the supportive colleagues and staff at UF Neurology. For the future, he envisions a career incorporating academic and clinical Neurology, advanced technologies, and interdisciplinary collaboration. In his leisure time, John owns a zoo with his pet dogs, turtles, snakes, shrimps, and fish. He also enjoys traveling, hiking, kayaking, scuba diving, and cooking.

Research Profile

Areas of Interest
  • Deep brain stimulation
  • Movement Disorders
  • Neuroimaging
  • Neuromodulation
  • Neurophysiology
Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID)

0000-0002-6222-0717

Publications

2024
Chronic intracranial recordings in the globus pallidus reveal circadian rhythms in Parkinson’s disease
Nature Communications. 15(1) [DOI] 10.1038/s41467-024-48732-0. [PMID] 38816390.
2023
The current state, challenges, and future directions of deep brain stimulation for obsessive compulsive disorder
Expert Review of Medical Devices. 20(10):829-842 [DOI] 10.1080/17434440.2023.2252732.
2021
Bilateral Cerebral Hyperperfusion Syndrome Following Carotid Artery Stenting in Stroke – A Case Report
Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases. 30(3) [DOI] 10.1016/j.jstrokecerebrovasdis.2020.105546.
2021
Case Report: Deep Brain Stimulation of the Nucleus Basalis of Meynert for Advanced Alzheimer’s Disease
Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. 15 [DOI] 10.3389/fnhum.2021.645584. [PMID] 34122027.
2021
Caveats to Acute Imaging for Acute Stroke in the Setting of Venoarterial Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation
Neurology: Clinical Practice. [DOI] 10.1212/cpj.0000000000001103.
2021
Connectivity correlates to predict essential tremor deep brain stimulation outcome: Evidence for a common treatment pathway
NeuroImage: Clinical. 32 [DOI] 10.1016/j.nicl.2021.102846. [PMID] 34624639.
2021
Giant Vertebrobasilar Fusiform Aneurysm Mass Effect Heralds Rapid in Situ Thrombosis and Ischemic Stroke in the Setting of Ulcerative Colitis
Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases. 30(4) [DOI] 10.1016/j.jstrokecerebrovasdis.2021.105621.
2021
Targeting the αv integrin/TGF-β axis improves natural killer cell function against glioblastoma stem cells
Journal of Clinical Investigation. 131(14) [DOI] 10.1172/jci142116.
2020
Clinical and imaging features of newly recognized Kelch-like protein 11 paraneoplastic syndrome
Neurology. 95(3):134-135 [DOI] 10.1212/wnl.0000000000009895.
2020
Multidisciplinary Telemedicine Care for Tourette Syndrome: Minireview
Frontiers in Neurology. 11 [DOI] 10.3389/fneur.2020.573576. [PMID] 33391146.
2018
Glioblastoma stem cell-derived exosomes induce M2 macrophages and PD-L1 expression on human monocytes
OncoImmunology. 7(4) [DOI] 10.1080/2162402x.2017.1412909.
2016
Primary Effusion Lymphoma: Is Dose-Adjusted-EPOCH Worthwhile Therapy?
Case Reports in Oncology. 9(1):273-279 [DOI] 10.1159/000446315. [PMID] 27462227.
2015
The Effects of Mind-Body Interventions on Sleep Quality: A Systematic Review
Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine. 2015:1-17 [DOI] 10.1155/2015/902708. [PMID] 26161128.
2013
Interchangeable punishments during aversive conditioning in Drosophila
Current Science. 105(9):1254-1261

Grants

Jul 2022 – Jun 2023
Directional Globus Pallidus Internus Local Field Potentials as Biomarkers for the Motor Symptoms of Inherited and Idiopathic Dystonia
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: DYSTONIA MEDICAL RES FOU

Education

Fellow, Movement Disorders
2021-2024 · University of Florida
Resident, Neurology
2018-2021 · University of Florida
Intern, Preliminary Internal Medicine
2017-2018 · University of Florida
M.D.
2013-2017 · SUNY Upstate Medical University
M.S. in Physiology & Biophysics
2011-2012 · Georgetown University
B.S. in Neurobiology & Computational Biology
2007-2011 · University of Texas at Austin

Contact Details

Phones:
Business:
(352) 294-5400
Emails:
Addresses:
Business Street:
3009 SW Williston Rd
Norman Fixel Institute for Neurological Diseases
GAINESVILLE FL 32608