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Yuan-Hao Lee

Yuan-Hao Lee

Yuan-Hao Lee
Radiation Biology and Medical Biophysics
UT Health Science Center
USA

 
 

Biography

Dr. Yuan-Hao Lee was born in Taipei, Taiwan and received her PhD degree in the Radiology Department of University of Texas Health Science Center in 2013. Before Dr. Lee's PhD studies, she has finished six years of professional and advanced training in biomedical imaging and radiological sciences. Dr. Lee is experienced at the investigation of radiation-induced DNA damage response and oxidative stress as well as the relevant cell signaling. At present, Dr. Lee conduct and participate in clinical research as a medical physicist with other medical staff in the Taipei Municipal Wanfang Hospital, Taiwan (R.O.C.). Dr. Lee is serving in the SIT (Scholar-in-Training) committee of the Radiation Research Society (USA) as well as the scientific program committee member of the 1st Asia-Pacific Forum on Quality and Safety of Medical Imaging (APQS2015). In Dr. Lee's PhD studies, the radioprotection and radiosensitization effects from natural compounds were mechanistically investigated using both benign and tumor cell models. Yuan-Hao found a niche for ursolic acid to sensitize skin cells to UV radiation as well as the potential of ursolic acid in protecting retinal pigment epithelial cells from UV irradiation. In addition, Yuan-Hao worked on the development of an oxidative stress biosensor for monitoring real-time formation of intracellular ROS (reactive oxygen species). During Yuan-Hao's postdoctoral trainings in the NCI-designated cancer centers, she involved in the studies of radiation-induced cancer susceptibility and DNA repair pathways, including signaling in relation to Fanconi Anemia and estrogen receptors.

 

Research Interest

Radiology
Biomedical Imaging
Oxidative Stress

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