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Heung Lab

Personal Statement

Lena Heung, MD, PhD, is an assistant professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases in the Department of Medicine at Cedars-Sinai. As a physician-scientist, she investigates clinical questions using basic science and translational approaches. She has a diverse research background in molecular and cellular biology, biochemistry, host-pathogen interactions, fungal virulence and pathogenesis, and immunology.

Lena Heung, MD, PhD

Breakthrough Research Areas

  • Inflammatory monocyte plasticity during fungal infections
  • Molecular mechanisms of fungal sensing by the innate immune system
  • Host-fungal interactions and manipulation of the immune response

Meet Our Team

Learn more about the scientists, faculty members, investigators and other healthcare professionals of the Heung Laboratory.

Heung LJ.

Front Cell Infect Microbiol. 2020 Feb 13;10:34. PubMed PMID: 32117808; PMCID: PMC7031161.

Heung LJ, Hohl TM.

PLoS Pathog. 2019 Mar 21;15(3):e1007627. doi: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1007627. PMID: 30897162; PMCID: PMC6428256.

Heung LJ.

J Fungi (Basel). 2017 Sep;3(3):35. doi: 10.3390/jof3030035. Epub 2017 Jul 2. PMID: 28936464; PMCID: PMC5604851.

Heung LJ, Hohl TM.

Infect Immun. 2016 May 24;84(6):1879-86. doi: 10.1128/IAI.00222-16. PMID: 27068093; PMCID: PMC4907135.

Contact the Heung Lab

Pavilion, Room A9103
127 S. San Vicente Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90048