Dr. Yonan's background is in the study of Human Genetics, especially complex traits. She earned a Bachelor's degree from the University of California, San Diego and her PhD from Columbia University. Her research explored the complex genetic causes of Autism and Autism Spectrum Disorders. Before coming to the University of Nevada, Reno Dr. Yonan taught at the University of Vermont for 12 years. As a lecturer Dr. Yonan has a particular interest in active learning techniques.
- Ph.D. Human Genetics, Columbia University, 2005
- M. Phil. Human Genetics, Columbia University, 2003
- M.A. Genetics and Development, Columbia University, 2001
- B.S. Biochemistry and Cell Biology, University of California, San Diego, 1999