Hanna Lee, Ph.D.
Food Science and Technology
M.S., Food Bioscience and Technology, Korea University, Seoul, South Korea, 2014
B.S., Nutrition & Food Bioscience and Technology (Double degrees), Korea University, Seoul, South Korea, 2012.
Hanna Lee has her academic background in Food Science and Nutrition. Her vision of research is to improve human health through nutritional science and biotechnology. Along with food and nutrition, she completed her Master's research in biomedical engineering; particularly in tissue engineering (i.e., biopolymer engineering, and drug delivery). Since she joined the Food Science Graduate Group at UC Davis in 2014 as a Ph.D. student, she has been studying the biological roles of milk components (e.g., milk fat globule membrane) in infancy - a critical window of period that directs the post-natal organ maturation and metabolism - and their impacts on the gut and systemic health by exploring the human metabolome (NMR-based metabolomics) and gut microbiota.