Elaine Choung-Hee Lee, PhD

Assistant Professor (PI)

Department of Kinesiology

Research Overview

(1) My research aims to elucidate genetic and molecular mechanisms of whole body and cellular stress (osmotic, heat, exercise, immune) adaptation in Caenorhabditis elegans and humans. (2) As an InCHIP affiliate I aim 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. (3) At UConn I am currently working on multiple projects that aim to characterize the intracellular and extracellular molecular chaperone response to multiple whole body stressors. (4) My work is highly collaborative, uniting applied/practical research in exercise and stress with molecular biology and applied genetics, using the newest high-throughput sequencing technologies available.


2002, B.S., Nutritional Sciences, Honors Program, Day of Pride Scholar, University of Connecticut
2005, M.A., Kinesiology, University of Connecticut
2009, Ph.D., Kinesiology, University of Connecticut

Recent/Selected Publications

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Contact Information
Phone(860) 486-3169
Mailing Address2095 Hillside Rd, U-1110 Storrs, CT 06269