Benjamin Yuen, PhD

Postdoctoral Scholar
Diabetes Center
+1 415 502-8052

Ben received his B.S. in Genetics at the University of California, Davis (UCD). He then did his Ph.D. work at UCD in the lab of Dr. Paul Knoepfler, where Ben studied the histone variant H3.3 and how deregulation of this histone variant altered chromatin dynamics in mouse embryonic stem cells and during male spermatogenesis. Ben loves to explore and "try new things". Currently, his hobbies include cooking, hiking, archery, and spending time with his overgrown dingo, Cali.


Behavior of Xeno-Transplanted Undifferentiated Human Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells Is Impacted by Microenvironment Without Evidence of Tumors.

Stem cells and development

Martínez-Cerdeño V, Barrilleaux BL, McDonough A, Ariza J, Yuen BTK, Somanath P, Le CT, Steward C, Horton-Sparks K, Knoepfler PS

Histone H3.3 regulates dynamic chromatin states during spermatogenesis.

Development (Cambridge, England)

Yuen BT, Bush KM, Barrilleaux BL, Cotterman R, Knoepfler PS

Histone H3.3 mutations: a variant path to cancer.

Cancer cell

Yuen BT, Knoepfler PS

Endogenous mammalian histone H3.3 exhibits chromatin-related functions during development.

Epigenetics & chromatin

Bush KM, Yuen BT, Barrilleaux BL, Riggs JW, O'Geen H, Cotterman RF, Knoepfler PS