Biography & Research:
Dr. Min Jae Lee has been a professor at the Department of Biochemistry, Seoul National University College of Medicine in Korea since March 2015. He received his BS in Chemistry from Seoul National University in 2002, earned his PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences from University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy in 2007, and had a post-doctoral training at the Harvard Medical School until February 2011. He returned to Korea and worked as Assistant Professor at Kyung Hee University from 2011 to 2015. His research interests are intracellular protein degradation through the ubiquitin-proteasome system and autophagy, pathological implications, and development of their pharmacological modulation methods. He has authored >50 research papers with > 2,500 total citation (H-index = 24), including Nature, Nature Communications, PNAS, and Autophagy.