Dr. Jiyoung Lee is currently an Associate Professor at the University of Connecticut, USA. Dr. Jiyoung Lee completed her B.S. (Major in Foods and Nutrition) and M.S. (Major in Food Chemistry) from Kyung Hee University, Seoul, South Korea. In 2002 Dr. Jiyoung Lee completed her Ph.D (Major in Nutrition) from University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Dyslipidemia and chronic inflammation are major contributors to the development of obesity-associated metabolic disease such as atherosclerosis, insulin resistance, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. My research focuses on the identification of molecular mediators that are involved in lipid metabolism and inflammatory signaling pathways, and on the elucidation of molecular mechanisms by which dietary factors, such as blue-green algae, berries, and astaxanthin, play regulatory roles in the integration of lipid metabolism and inflammation. Particularly, alterations in histone acetylation state by histone deacetylases as an epigenetic mode of action for the regulation of gene transcription by dietary bioactive compounds are a particular interest.