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Multiple epigenetic biomarkers for evaluation of students' academic performance

Li-Ching Lee Assistant Research Scholar | Science Education Center

Dr. Lee research interest lies in the following two fields: 1. Understanding the pathomechanisms and finding the therapeutic interventions for polyQ mediated neurodegenerations; 2. Dissecting the role of small RNAs in synaptic plasticity and learning memory. Our research group hypothesized that combined with the analysis of brain-enriched microRNAs in plasma as an approach to develop biomarkers for learning and memory status. Since miRNAs express not only within cells but also circulate in the blood, they may further become precious biomarkers of intellectual disability (ID) and cognition as well as in neuropsychiatric disorder, thereby enabling patient-specific treatments and improved early diagnostics (Lee et al., 2019).