Metabolism is an ensemble of biochemical reactions, regulating every single piece of our living. Its dysfunctions are deeply implicated in major diseases, including cancer, diabetes and neurological disorders. Our lab is interested in developing technologies to deepen our understanding of the interplay between metabolic dysfunctions and disease initiation and progression, with a goal of identifying biomarkers and therapeutic targets.
Our research goals are:
i) developing microfluidic systems to determine how our diet affects disease progression, especially cancer,
ii) building bioreactors to investigate how cells reprogram their metabolism under varying metabolic conditions,
iii) developing analytical tools to identify the role of extracellular vesicles in metabolic homeostasis
Our lab principles are:
Own your research; Tell your story; Love your neighbor
Feb. 21, 2022 – Anna Cho joins our lab as THE FIRST visiting undergraduate researcher!
Feb. 1, 2022 – Lab renovation has finally started! We expect to have a fancy lab space at the end of Summer!
Oct. 13, 2021 – Alli Abolarin joins our lab as THE FIRST PhD graduate student!
Oct. 1, 2021 – Alex Correa joins our lab as THE FIRST undergraduate researcher!
July 1, 2021 – Our lab got THE FIRST grant (the Leukemia Research Foundation)! [Link]
Jan. 17, 2021 – Claudia Wong joins our lab as THE FIRST research technician!
Jan. 1, 2021 – Dr. Geonhui Lee joins our lab as THE FIRST postdoctoral researcher!
Jan. 1, 2021 – Our lab is officially launched!
Ph.D. Stanford University
Ph.D. Korea University
B.S. UC Berkeley
Johns Hopkins University
B.S. UW Madison
Handong Global University