Research Interests
renal cancer, metabolic programming, genetic and metabolic factors of tumor progression


Dr. Hyeyoung Nam earned her Ph.D. from the Department of Food Science & Human Nutrition at the University of Florida under the mentorship of Dr. Mitchell D. Knutson, where she researched the molecular mechanisms of hepatic iron transport and homeostasis. As a postdoctoral fellow under the mentorship of Dr. Donald A. McClain in the Endocrinology Department at the University of Utah, her work focused on the synergistic inhibitory effects of hypoxia and iron deficiency on hepatic glucose metabolism. Dr. Nam’s current research interest is to focus on the metabolic signatures of renal cancer. Her research is to determine the cellular events that mediate these metabolic remodeling and their effects on tumor progression.

Education and Degrees

University of Florida, Ph.D. 

Postdoctoral Training
Department of Endocrinology/Diabetes, University of Utah

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