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

Pu, Mintie, Minghui Wang, Wenke Wang, Satheeja Santhi Velayudhan, and Siu Sylvia Lee. “Unique Patterns of Trimethylation of Histone H3 Lysine 4 are Prone to Changes during Aging in Caenorhabditis elegans Somatic Cells.” PLOS Genetics 14, no. 6 (2018): e1007466.

Wang, Wenke, Amaresh Chaturbedi, Minghui Wang, Serim An, Satheeja Santhi Velayudhan, and Siu Sylvia Lee. “SET-9 and SET-26 re H3K4me3 Readers and Play Critical Roles in Germline Development and Longevity.” eLife 7 (2018): e34970.

Cornell Research Website Article

To Stay Young and Disease-Free Longer