Soo Hee Lee - JScholarship

Curriculum Vitae
Soo Hee Lee
March 9, 1979 (South Korea)
2381 Sundew Terrace
Baltimore, MD 21209
(410) 790-6097
Dept. of Biological Chemistry
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
725 North Wolfe Street
Baltimore, MD 21205
(410) 955-345
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Biochemistry, Cellular and Molecular Biology
Program, Doctorate of Philosophy, March 2006; Baltimore, MD
Biology of Parasitism Course, Marine Biological Laboratories, Summer 2002; Woods
Hole, MA
University of Iowa, Bachelor of Science with Honors in Biochemistry, May 1999; minor
in chemistry; cumulative GPA 3.8, based on a 4.0 system; Iowa City, IA
Kirkwood Community College, Associate of Science in Liberal Arts, December 1996;
Cedar Rapids, IA
Highline Community College, Running Start Program as high school junior, September
1994 to June 1995; Des Moines, WA
Parasitology Laboratory of Dr. Paul Englund, Biological Chemistry Dept., JHSOM
Work on GPI anchor fatty acid remodeling and fatty acid elongation pathways in
Trypanosoma brucei, parasite causing human sleeping sickness (May 2000 to date).
Course Teaching Assistant, Molecules and Cells metabolism section, JHSOM, October
2002 and October 2005
Laboratory Teaching Assistant, Principles of Biology course, Dept. of Biology, U. of
Iowa, Spring 1999
Molecular Genetics Laboratory of Dr. Pam Geyer, Biochemistry Dept., U. of Iowa
Experience with fruit flies and recombinant DNA technology in researching gypsy
insulator function in eukaryotic gene expression (August 1998 to May 1999).
Carbohydrates Laboratory of Dr. Rex Montgomery, Biochemistry Dept., U. of Iowa
As a Howard Hughes Undergraduate Research Fellowship recipient, studied the alkaline
degradation of sugars, namely lactic acid (Spring 1998). Remained as an Undergraduate
Research Assistant to gain familiarity with High Pressure Liquid Chromatography, Gas
Chromatography, and Mass Spectrometry (Summer 1998).
Tutor, Kirkwood CC. Assisted fellow students individually with levels of mathematics
up to vector calculus, as well as in general psychology and in basic accounting (Spring
and Fall 1996).
Interpreter, EPIK Program, Korea National University of Education (Republic of
Korea). Duties included verbal and written translation from Korean to English and vice
versa, and office administration (Summer 1996).
Lee SH, Stephens JL, Paul KS, Englund PT. Trypanosomes make fatty acids via
microsomal elongases and not type I or II synthases. Submitted.
Acosta-Serrano A, O’Rear J, Quelhorst G, Lee SH, Hwa KY, Krag SS, Englund PT.
Defects in the N-linked oligosaccharide biosynthetic pathway in a Trypanosoma brucei
glycosylation mutant. Eukaryotic Cell. 2004 Apr; 3(2):255-63
Vassella E, Acosta-Serrano A, Studer E, Lee SH, Englund PT and Roditi I. Multiple
Procyclin Isoforms are Differentially Expressed by Insect forms of Trypanosoma brucei.
Journal of Molecular Biology. 2001 Sep 28; 312(4):597-607.
A new mechanism for fatty acid synthesis in Trypanosoma brucei. Talk. Kinetoplastid
Molecular Cell Biology Meeting. April 12-15, 2005. Woods Hole, MA
Trypanosoma brucei uses a microsomal fatty acid elongation system for de novo fatty
acid biosynthesis. Poster. Experimental Biology Meeting (ASBMB). April 2-6, 2005.
San Diego, CA
GPI remodeling enzymes in Trypanosoma brucei. Poster. Molecular Parasitology
Meeting. September 14-18, 2003. Woods Hole, MA
GRE General (August 1998) V 580 80% Q 770 93% A 800 99%
TOEFL (October 1996) 677 99% TWE 6.0 99.1%
JHSOM Graduate Student Association Poster Contest 2nd place winner (May 2005),
ASBMB Graduate Student Travel Award (March 2005), Johns Hopkins University
Jujitsu Club (2003-2005), JHSOM Graduate Student Association Travel Award (June
2002), JHSOM Graduate Student Association Newsletter Editor (2000-2004), University
of Iowa Honor’s Student, UI Teaching Internship Program, Howard Hughes
Undergraduate Research Fellowship (1998), UI Dean’s List (1997-1999), UI Hawkeye
Engineer Newsletter, UI Scottish Highlanders, UI Environmental Coalition, Phi Theta
Kappa International Honor’s Society, Who’s Who Among Students in American Junior
Colleges, Kirkwood CC Student Government