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Hui (Vivian) Chiu, PhD

Fatigue is the most common symptom experienced by patients with cancer or undergoing cancer treatment. While chronic inflammation and hormonal imbalance have been suggested as possible causes, the roots of cancer-related fatigue remain unclear and thus we lack effective treatments. Dr. Chiu [HHMI Fellow] seeks to illuminate the physiological basis of fatigue using interdisciplinary approaches that combine the strengths of neuroscience, immunology, and computational biology. Through the lens of brain-body interactions, Dr. Chiu aims to identify key molecular and cellular components of fatigue with the goal of improving treatments for cancer and other severe diseases, such as long COVID. Dr. Chiu received her PhD from the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena and her MS and BS from the National Taiwan University, Taiwan.


Project title: "The neuroimmune basis of fatigue"
Institution: Yale University
Named Award: HHMI Fellow
Award Program: Fellow
Sponsor(s) / Mentor(s): Ruslan Medzhitov, PhD
Cancer Type: All Cancers
Research Area: Basic Immunology