Postdoctoral Scholars

Yu-Chi Lee

Yu-Chi Lee, PhD

Area of Study: Nutrition and Genomics

Biography
Yu-Chi Lee is a USDA-ARS postdoctoral research fellow at the HNRCA under the supervision of Dr. Chao-Qiang Lai. She received her PhD in Nutrition at Tufts University. Her current research focuses on application of machine learning methods to big data analysis and phenotype prediction aimed to promote precision nutrition. Her research interests also include roles of genetic variants and dietary factors on epigenetic mechanisms, such as microRNA expression and DNA methylation, and gene-by-environment interactions in cardiovascular and metabolic diseases.

Education
BS, Nutrition, Chung Shan Medical University, Taiwan
MS, Genetics, National Yang-Ming University, Taiwan
PhD, Nutrition, Tufts University

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Chisaka Kuehnemann, PhD

Biography
Chisaka Kuehnemann is a postdoctoral scholar at the HNRCA under the supervision of Dr. Christopher Wiley. She received her PhD in Biology of Aging at University of Southern California’s Buck Institute for research on Aging. Her current research focuses on a basic aging process called cellular senescence, specifically the relationship between metabolism and cellular senescence and how this could impact the lifespan. Her research interests also include drug development, including production of proteins for clinical applications and pre-clinical development of oncology pipeline targets

Education
BS, Biological Science, University of Maryland
MS, Biotechnology, John Hopkins University
PhD, Biology of Aging, University of Southern California – Buck Institute for Research on Aging

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