Lee Lab

Department of Molecular & Integrative Physiology

We study the relationship between stress, aging and metabolism, currently focusing on the following projects: (1) Stress-inducible Sestrins and their role in age- and obesity-associated metabolic pathologies, (2) Biochemical mechanisms underlying physiological functions of Sestrins, (3) Pathogenetic mechanisms of how autophagy is abrogated in human diseases including non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and movement disorders, (4) Stress-induced protein inclusions and RNA granules, and (5) Single cell-level understanding of stress-induced transcriptome changes.