Dr. Song received her master’s degree in molecular genetics and Ph.D. in cancer epigenetics and completed her postdoctoral training in the field of molecular epidemiology in cancer research, particularly cancer prevention and tobacco regulatory sciences. Her research interests focus on multi-omics studies to integrate environmental/lifestyle factors, epigenetics, genetics, and biomarkers of exposure to understand how differences among genes and environments aid to identify biomarkers of effects and ultimately control and prevent disease. Current research includes tobacco use, diet, obesity, and various cancers including hepatocellular carcinoma, lung, breast, and colorectal cancers.
She has developed a new course about Environmental Epigenetics (PUBHEHS 5330, Spring). The course introduces the basic mechanisms of epigenetic control of gene expression, laboratory methods, and research applications of epigenetics in epidemiology and environmental health sciences.