Yuval Yung earned his bachelor degree in life science at the Tel-Aviv University with distinction. Yuval Yung moved to the Weizmann institute of science to complete his master and doctorate degrees in the laboratory of Prof. Rony Seger in the field of intracellular signaling pathway. During his master and doctorate studied he published four article as first author in JBC, MCB and FEBS, He then become a post-doctorate alumni at the University of Pennsylvania, PA, USA in the laboratory of Dr. Richard Assoian studying the cell cycle check point system. His postdoctoral studies results in two articles published in cell cycle and JCB. In 2007, Yuval Yung was recruited to establish the Reproduction Laboratory at the department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer. Yuval Yung laboratory published over 20 peer reviewed articles in a leading journals in the field of reproduction such as Fertility and sterility, MHR, MCE, PloS one and more. Notably, Yuval Yung laboratory published recently a seminal study in Science Translational Medicine describing PGT (prostaglandin transporter) as an important mediator of ovulation and that its inhibitors may be viewed as potential candidates for non-hormonal contraception. These findings may also fill the gap in the understanding of PGT signaling, enhance the understanding of ovulatory disorders, and facilitate the treatment of infertility or subfertility in women by using nonsteroidal PG-based therapeutic approaches.
Yuval Yung research Interest is understanding, at the molecular level, human ovulatory related processes such as follicular recruitment, follicular development, oocyte competence and ovulation. Elucidation of molecular mechanism of these processes may lead to open more treatment option for of infertile couples and design of non-hormonal contraceptive.