Research Statement: Jiyoung received her Ph.D. in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 2015. She began her early career as a postdoctoral fellow in the Biochemistry at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, where she focused on the mitochondrial function and brown adipose tissue metabolism. She then moved to Madison with family in 2017 and joined as a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Cell and Regenerative Biology. Her current research focuses on the metabolic signature that is enriched during mammalian heart regeneration. Her goal is to identify the role of mitochondrial metabolites and its mechanism in regulating adult cardiomyocyte proliferation and regeneration, which would be an important therapeutic target for adult heart disease.
Faculty Trainer: Ahmed Mahmoud, PhD, Cell & Regenerative Biology