Hui-Hua Chang, PhD

Hui-Hua Chang, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Surgery, UCLA

Dr. Hui-Hua Chang is currently a postdoctoral fellow working with Dr. Guido Eibl. The focus of Dr. Chang's research has been molecular biology of gastrointestinal (GI) cancer. In particular, she is interested in understanding the role of inflammatory and metabolic signaling pathways in pancreatic cancer promoted by diet-induced obesity. Her ongoing research, funded by the CURE: DDRCC  Pilot and Feasibility award, is to unravel the roles of free fatty acid receptors (FFAR1 and FFAR4) in obesity-associated pancreatic cancer, with an emphasis on novel signaling pathways linking FFAR1/4 and YAP/TAZ.