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Soo-Kyung Lee Ph.D.

    • Professor of Pediatrics School of Medicine
    • Cell and Developmental Biology Graduate Program School of Medicine
    • Program in Molecular and Cellular Biosciences School of Medicine

Soo-Kyung "Soo" Lee completed her B.S. degree in Pharmacy at Chonnam National University in Gwangju, Korea, and remained at Chonnam National University to earn her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees. In 2001, she moved to the Salk Institute in San Diego for postdoctoral studies. She was appointed assistant professor at Baylor College of Medicine in 2004. Dr. Lee came to OHSU in 2010 as an associate professor in the Pediatrics department and was promoted to professor in 2014. She held a joint appointment in the Vollum Institute from 2010–2019.

The goals of Dr. Lee's lab are to understand the gene regulatory mechanisms that govern generation of diverse neural cell-types with specialized function and connection pattern during central nervous system development and to understand how disruption of these processes leads to various neurodevelopmental disorders in humans.

Areas of interest

  • neurodevelopment
  • neurogenesis
  • cell fate specification
  • histone modifiers
  • epigenetics
  • gene regulation

Honors and awards

  • Pew Scholars Award, Pew Charitable Trusts
  • Forty Under 40 Award

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