Areas of Specialization
» Fungal morphogenesis
» Host-pathogen interactions
» Medical mycology
Ph.D. in Plant Pathology (Mycology emphasis); Texas A&M University
M.S. in Microbiology; Kyung Hee University, Seoul, South Korea
B. S. in Biology; Kyung Hee University, Seoul, South Korea
Dr. Lee's lab studies a broad range of fungi that pose serious threats to public health. In particular, one of the research goals is to elucidate the interactions between hosts and human pathogenic fungi, which will subsequently contribute to the development of therapeutic options. His research takes advantage of the Mucor dimorphism as a tool to elucidate fungal pathogenesis and host responses against life-threatening fungal infections. Another goal is to define the roles of the enteric mycobiota (fungi in the GI tract) in eating disorders. This could provide information for better understanding of the etiology and novel factors associated with eating disorders, which would facilitate the development of innovation and improved treatment options.
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