Chih-Hao Lee, PhD, Harvard University

Chih-Hao Lee, PhD
Chih-Hao Lee, PhD

Dr. Lee has focused his research in the field of metabolic disease and lipid metabolism. The Lee lab was the first to demonstrate that Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor -delta (PPAR-delta) modulates the inflammatory state of macrophages, thus identifying this receptor as a potential therapeutic target to limit cardiovascular disease. Recent work in the Lee lab is addressing the interaction of the immune system and metabolism based on inter-organ signaling between the liver and skeletal muscle.



  1. McCarthy RC, Lu DY, Alkhateeb A, Gardeck AM, Lee CH, Wessling-Resnick M. Characterization of a novel adult murine immortalized microglial cell line and its activation by amyloid-beta. J Neuroinflammation. 2016 Jan 27;13(1):21. doi: 10.1186/s12974-016-0484-z. PubMed PMID: 26819091.