Siu Sylvia Lee

Associate Professor
Molecular Biology and Genetics, College of Arts and Sciences

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Frank DiMeo

Contact Information

339 Biotechnology Building
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853
p: (607) 255-8015

Siu Sylvia Lee

Associate Professor
Molecular Biology and Genetics, College of Arts and Sciences

Expertise

Molecular genetics; genomics; Caenorhabditis elegans; aging; longevity; transcription factors; chromatin regulation

Current Research Interest

Molecular genetic and genomic dissections of aging and age-dependent degenerations; roles of major transcriptional and chromatin regulators; germline stem cells; and mitochondrial signaling in longevity and neurodegeneration of Caenorhabditis elegans

Distinction

The Ellison Medical Foundation New Scholar in Aging
The Ellison Medical Foundation Senior Scholar in Aging
Glenn Foundation for Medical Research Award for Research in Biological Mechanisms of Aging

Selected Publications

Chang, Hsin-Wen, Steve Pisano, Amaresh Chaturbedi, Jennifer Chen, Sarah Gordon, Aiswarya Baruah, and Siu Sylvia Lee. “Transcription Factors CEP-1/p53 and CEH-23 Collaborate with AAK-2/AMPK to Modulate Longevity in Caenorhabditis elegans.” Aging Cell 16, no. 4 (2017): 814-824.

Pu, Mintie, Zhuoyu Ni, Minghui Wang, Xiujuan Wang, Jason G. Wood, Stephen L. Helfand, Haiyuan Yu, and Siu Sylvia Lee.Trimethylation of Lys36 on H3 Restricts Gene Expression Change During Aging and Impacts Life Span.” Genes & Development 29, no. 7 (2015): 718-731.

Cornell Research Website Article

To Stay Young and Disease-Free Longer