Chih-Hao Lee

Professor of Molecular Metabolism

Department of Molecular Metabolism

Department of Nutrition

dsc02029Office:
665 Huntington Avenue
Building 1 Room 409
Boston, Massachusetts 02115
Phone: 617.432.5778
clee@hsph.harvard.edu

Lab:
665 Huntington Avenue
Building 1 Room 406
Boston, Massachusetts 02115

Research

The main research interest of the lab is to understand bioenergetic controls of physiological processes that impact metabolic health. Approaches employed include a variety of tools in molecular/cell biology, biochemistry and metabolomics as well as mouse models of obesity and related metabolic diseases. Current projects, with an emphasis on the crosstalk between metabolic and immune signaling, focus on the following areas:

  1. Molecular basis of endurance exercise-induced metabolic adaptation
  2. Mitochondrial dynamics in liver metabolism and feeding/fasting responses
  3. Circadian/metabolic rhythm and metabolites mediated inter-organ communication
  4. Mitochondrial bioenergetics in inflammatory activation and resolution of immune cells

Other Affiliations

Ph.D. Program in Biological Sciences in Public Health