Dr. Tong’s research focuses on posttranslational modifications of transcription factors in glucose and lipid metabolism. Specifically, Dr. Tong’s team has been using a combination of genetic, molecular and biochemical approaches to elucidate the molecular mechanisms underlying SUMOylation of the transcription factor E4BP4 in the liver as well as its role during liver steatosis and liver fibrosis in a variety of diet-induced fatty liver disease mouse models.
Student Program Administrator:
Heather is the coordinator of the SURF Program, as well as the STEP & SURP Programs. You can contact her at [email protected].