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Yun Kyung Lee

Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Microbiota, Immune System, Metabolic Diseases

  • Biography

       B.S. in Microbiology, Chonnam National University, Korea

       M.S. in Life Science, Pohang University of Science and Technology, Korea

       Ph.D. in Microbiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA

       Post-Doctoral Scholar, Department of Microbiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA

       Post-Doctoral Scholar, Division of Biology & Biological Engineering, California Institute of Technology, USA

       Assistant professor, Soonchunhyang Institute of Medi-bio Science(SIMS), Soonchunhyang University, Korea

  • Research Interest

       Microbiota, Immune System, Metabolic Diseases
       1. Interplay between microbiota and host immune system
       2. The role of gut microbiota on the functional development of peripheral CD4 T cells
       3. The impact of intestinal microbiota on the metabolic diseases
     

  • Selected Publication

       1. Microbial learning lessons: SFB educate the immune system. Lee YK, Mazmanian SK. Immunity, 2014
       2. IL-22-producing neutrophils contribute to antimicrobial defense and restitution of colonic epithelial integrity during colitis. Zindle CL, Lai JF,
          
    Lee YK, Maynard CL, Harbour SN, Ouyang W, Chaplin DD, Weaver CT. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, 2013
       3. Proinflammatory T-cell responses to gut microbiota promote experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis. Lee YK, Menezes JS, Umesaki Y,
           Mazmanian SK. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, 2011
       4. Has the microbiota played a critical role in the evolution of the adaptive immune system? Lee YK, Mazmanian SK. Science, 2010
       5. Late developmental plasticity in the T helper 17 lineage. Lee YK, Turner H, Maynard CL, Oliver JR, Chen D, Elson CO, Weaver CT. Immunity,
           2009