Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy, Seoul National University, Republic of Korea, 1983. Master of Science in Pharmacy, Seoul National University, Republic of Korea, 1985. Doctor of Philosophy in Microbiology, University Illinois, Chicago, 1991.
Post doctoral researcher biotechnology center Ohio State University, Columbus, 1991-1993. Post doctoral researcher department microbiology University Iowa, Iowa City, 1993-1995. Research scientist Institute of Science and Technology CheilJedang Corporation, Ichon, Kyonggi-do, Republic of Korea, 1996-1999, senior research scientist Republic of Korea, since 2000.
Member American Society Microbiologists.
Married Je-Myoung Yu, December 30, 1987. Children: Hyun-Ju Yu, Suk-Whan Yu.