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  • Mauro Lago Docampo

    Mauro Lago Docampo

    Postdoctoral Scholar, Cardiology

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsI have always been fascinated by the process of genetic penetrance, how two people can carry the same mutation but only one of them may be affected.

    My main project focuses on understanding the role of TBX4 in the development of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH). Mutations in this gene are related to very different diseases. In my research, I mix cellular models, gene editing, and high throughput assays to find the determinants of penetrance in the development of PAH under these conditions.

  • Carmen Y.J. Lee

    Carmen Y.J. Lee

    Postdoctoral Scholar, Neonatal and Developmental Medicine

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsWe will compare the processes of learning and intervention designs of two groups in the context of planning for a QI intervention. One group will utilize SD Group Model Building processes, and another will use the conventional KDD and RBA approaches. Qualitative and quantitative analytic approaches will be utilized to compare the learning processes and the intervention approach generated by these two groups. We anticipate that this study will lead to insights into new approaches to improving Q

  • Yunkyeong Lee

    Yunkyeong Lee

    Postdoctoral Scholar, Endocrinology and Metabolism

    BioYun is a postdoctoral research scholar in Dr. Anna Gloyn lab (Translational Genomics of Diabetes Lab). Since she joined the lab in August 2022, she has been involved in projects investigating type 2 diabetes (T2D) susceptible genes and their molecular mechanisms for pancreatic beta-cell dysfunction under the mentorship of Dr. Gloyn. In particular, she is interested in how T2D effector transcripts alter the autophagy/mitophagy pathways in human pancreatic beta-cells and how this may lead to beta-cell failure, mitochondrial dysfunction and T2D pathology. She has been also digging into genetic mutations which are a cause of neonatal diabetes using CRISPR genome editing technique in human induced pluripotent stem cell (hiPSC) line.
    During her PhD, she focused on the roles of an epigenetic regulator and its molecular machineries in the pathogenesis of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)/now metabolic dysfunction-associated steatotic liver disease (MASLD). Besides, she studied the correlation between endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress-mediated unfolded protein response (UPR) signalling and autophagy, and further their effects on various cells using some plant extracts. Her research goal is to expand our knowledge about the cellular and molecular mechanisms of T2D and explore therapeutic targets and/or strategies.

  • Jessica Liu

    Jessica Liu

    Postdoctoral Scholar, Adolescent Medicine

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsMy research interests in public health focus on understanding young people’s health-related risk behavior and developing effective educational interventions to address these risk behaviors.