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Hong Chen

Assistant Professor
The Institute for Genomic Biology
United States of America


Dr. Hong Chen received her B.S. degree in cell biology from Lanzhou University in China. She then studied animal nutrition at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA and received both M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in molecular nutrition. She continued her training as a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, FL. She started as an assistant professor in 2006 here in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition.

Research Interest



  • Tang X, Kuhlenschmidt TB, Li Q, Ali S, Lezmi S, Chen H, Pires-Alves M, Laegreid WW, Saif TA, Kuhlenschmidt MS. A mechanically-induced colon cancer cell population shows increased metastatic potential. Mol Cancer. 2014 May 29;13:131. doi: 10.1186/1476-4598-13-131.

  • Zhou D, Wang H, Cui H, Chen H, Pan YX. Early-life exposure to high-fat diet may predispose rats to gender-specific hepatic fat accumulation by programming Pepck expression. J Nutr Biochem. 2015 May;26(5):433-40. doi: 10.1016/j.jnutbio.2014.10.009. Epub 2014 Nov 22. PubMed PMID: 25716581.

  • Zhang Y, Wang H, Zhou D, Moody L, Lezmi S, Chen H, Pan YX. A High Fat Diet Caused Widespread Epigenomic Differences on Hepatic Methylome in Rat. PhysiolGenomics. 2015 Jul 21:physiolgenomics.00110.2014. doi: 10.1152/physiolgenomics.00110.2014.

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