“My research focuses on omics method development to help researchers decipher biological events, advance biomedical science and improve clinical care.”
Dr. Lee is an assistant professor of molecular medicine at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. As assistant director for the Proteomics and Metabolomics Shared Resource (PMSR), he provides support with advanced mass spectrometry analysis.
His research interests lie primarily in analytical biochemistry that integrates instrumental analysis techniques into biomedical studies. He also investigates more challenging proteomics analyses in both bottom-up and top/mid-down strategies, particularly single-cell proteomics and antibody drug characterization.
Dr. Lee’s early career started in pharmaceutical analysis, where chromatography was mainly utilized in combination with spectrophotometric detection to assess pharmaceutical drugs and naturally derived compounds in a variety of sample types.
His biological research experience during his doctoral studies led to the field of biological mass spectrometry at the time when large-scale proteome identification techniques were introduced by leading groups. Since then, his research has focused on biomarker discovery utilizing mass spectrometry-based omics platforms.
Dr. Lee received his Master of Science degree at Kangwon National University and his Doctor of Philosophy at Seoul National University, both in Korea.