University of Wisconsin–Madison


Assistant Professor

  • Associate Director, University of Wisconsin Medical Scientist Training Program
  • Associate Program Director, Neuroradiology Fellowship Program
  • Director, Integrative Systems Neuroimaging Laboratory

Picture of JP Yu <span class="degree">MD, PhD</span>


  • Fellowship: University of California, San Francisco — 2015
  • Residency: University of California, San Francisco — 2014
  • Post Doc: University of California, San Francisco — 2014
  • Internship: St. Mary's Medical Center (San Francisco, CA) — 2010
  • Medical School: University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign — 2009
  • Graduate: University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign — 2006
  • Undergraduate: Dartmouth College — 2001


Dr. Yu is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Radiology (Neuroradiology) and by courtesy, an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and Biomedical Engineering. Dr. Yu joined the department in August 2015 after completing a Diagnostic Neuroradiology Fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Yu received his medical degree from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, where he also completed a PhD in Biophysics and Computational Biology.

Dr. Yu currently leads a systems neuroscience laboratory housed in the Wisconsin Institutes for Medical Research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His laboratory is currently aligned along two major thematic areas of interest: (1) examining the impact of genes, the environment, and gene-environmental interactions on quantitative neuroimaging measures of neural microstructure in psychiatric illness and (2) development of MR and PET neuroimaging methods for the sensitive characterization and detection of microglial-driven neuroinflammation.