Elaine Choung-Hee Lee, PhD

Assistant Professor, University of Connecticut

Director, Human Performance Lab

Dr. Lee’s research aims are to elucidate genetic and molecular mechanisms of whole body and cellular stress (osmotic, heat, exercise, immune) adaptation in Caenorhabditiselegans and humans. She aims to work on projects that identify human biomarkers of stress exposure and adaptation, characterize genome-wide transcriptional responses to stress in humans and C. elegans, and identify mechanisms of osmosensing and adaptation in response to osmotic stress and infection. At UConn she is  currently working on multiple projects that aim to characterize the intracellular and extracellular molecular chaperone response to multiple whole body stressors.

Dr. Lee received her Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctorate degrees from the University of Connecticut.

Elaine Choung-Hee Lee
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