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Jeeyun Chung, PhD

Dr. Chung is focusing on the biology of fat storage organelles called lipid droplets (LDs). Many cancer cells are characterized by an increased number of LDs, and this accumulation has been proposed to be pathogenic. Key questions of LD biology remain unanswered, limiting the potential for therapeutic intervention. She will combine various imaging technologies and biochemical approaches to elucidate the molecular architecture of initial LD formation and its regulation.

Project title: "Unraveling the cellular mechanism of lipid droplet biogenesis"
Institution: Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Award Program: Fellow
Sponsor(s) / Mentor(s): Tobias C. Walther, PhD, and Robert V. Farese Jr. MD
Cancer Type: All Cancers
Research Area: Cell Biology