Keehoon Lee

Keehoon Lee Ph.D.

Research Assistant Professor
Pathogen and Microbiome Division

Co-Director of the TGen Integrated Microbiomics Center

Keehoon Lee Ph.D.

Dr. Lee has a broad background in microbiology, genetics, and immunology with specific expertise in biofilms and respiratory microbiome analyses. His Ph.D. studies in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at Yonsei University in South Korea were focused on characterizing genetics and molecular determinants of Pseudomonas aeruginosa mono- and dual-species biofilms. During his postdoctoral work at the University of Northern Arizona, Dr. Lee investigated the effects of microbial communities on chronic respiratory disease in the upper and lower respiratory tracts. Specifically, the focus of this investigation was to characterize the relationships between the disease and bacterial-fungal interactions. Dr. Lee is currently working at TGen North as a research assistant professor and a co-director of the TGen Integrated Microbiomics Center, where we conduct various types of microbiome analyses and explore clinical implications of the microbiome.

Do the Bugs in Your Gut Eat Your Memories? Relationship between Gut Microbiota and Alzheimer’s Disease. Borsom EM, Lee K, Cope EK. Brain Sciences, Nov 2020, 10(11):814.

Co-infection of Malassezia sympodialis With Bacterial Pathobionts Pseudomonas aeruginosa or Staphylococcus aureus Leads to Distinct Sinonasal Inflammatory Responses in a Murine Acute Sinusitis ModelLee K, Zhang I, Kyman S. Kask O, Cope EK. Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology, Sep 2020, 10:472.

Heterogeneity of Microbiota Dysbiosis in Chronic Rhinosinusitis: Potential Clinical Implications and Microbial Community Mechanisms Contributing to Sinonasal Inflammation. Lee K, Pletcher SD, Lynch SV, Goldberg AN, Cope EK. Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology, May 2018, 8(168).

Molecular determinants for the thickened matrix in a dual-species Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Enterococcus faecalis biofilmLee K, Lee KM, Kim D, Yoon SS. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, Oct 2017, 83(21).

Pseudomonas aeruginosa Biofilm, a Programmed Bacterial Life for Fitness. Lee K, Yoon SS. Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology, Jun 2017, 27(6):1053-1064.


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