Seung-Hyun Ro

Seung-Hyun Ro, PhD NPOD Mentors and Members

Assistant Professor

University of Nebraska - Lincoln
N217 Beadle Center
1901 Vine Street
Lincoln, Nebraska 68588-0664

Phone: 402.472.5424  |  Email:

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Research Interests: 

As an adipose biologist, I focused on the regulation of nutrient metabolism by autophagy and Sestrin family for over 10 years. I have been investigating the lipid metabolism regulated by autophagy kinases ULK1 and 2 (Autophagy, 2013). I have recently found a physiological role of Sestrin2 in the regulation of ROS in brown adipocytes (PNAS, 2014), and that Sestrin2 regulate autophagy and mTORC1 signaling by interacting with ULK1 and GATOR2 (FEBS J, 2014, Sci. Rep., 2015).