Lisa Yee, M.D.
College of Medicine
Primary Food Innovation Center Area: Biomedical Nutrition
Areas of Expertise: Not listed
As a surgical oncologist specializing in breast cancer and high risk breast care, I am interested in gene-nutrient interactions that affect the development and progression of breast cancer. In the laboratory we are investigating the mechanism(s) by which dietary fat content affects HER-2/neu signal transduction in mammary carcinogenesis. My research interests are closely tied to my clinical focus in breast cancer treatment and prevention, which allows for correlative tissue analyses, exploration of novel tissue biomarkers of breast risk and response to chemopreventive and/or bioactive nutrients, and clinical trial evaluation of specific dietary or nutrient interventions.