“STEM TALK Episode #135:"
Link to Podcast: https://www.ihmc.us/stemtalk/episode-135/
Description: “Our guest today is Dr. Elaine Choung-Hee Lee, an assistant professor in the Department of Kinesiology at the University of Connecticut. Much of Elaine’s research focuses on understanding the mechanisms of resilience and investigating ways to help humans improve their stress resistance, adaptation and healthspan.
Elaine’s research is focused not only on understanding fundamental biology, but also on what can be done to manipulate our biology to optimize health and performance as well as preventing disease.
At her UConn research center, called the EC Lee Laboratory, she and her colleagues use genomic and other technologies to ask questions about what makes high-performing athletes and warfighters so elite.
In today’s interview, you’ll hear how an early passion for Marvel comics and superheroes helped nudge Elaine into a science career. You’ll also learn about some of her lab’s projects that range from improving warfighter resilience to studying the effects of exercise and supplementation on our immune functions.”
See in addition: “Fountain of Youth: Cutting Calories and Eating at the Right Time of Day Leads to a Longer Life, by Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Link: https://scitechdaily.com/fountain-of-youth-cutting-calories-and-eating-at-the-right-time-of-day-leads-to-a-longer-life/