Jung Weon Lee

Seoul National University, Republic of Korea


Jung Weon Lee is a Professor at Department of Pharmacy, College of Pharmacy, Seoul National University (SNU), Seoul, Republic of Korea. He got Ph.D. degree in pharmacology, University of North Carolina, at Chapel Hill, NC, USA. He had a postdoc period at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, USA, for cell adhesion signaling. In 2001, He came back to Republic of Korea, as an Assistant Professor at College of Medicine, SNU, Republic of Korea. In 2009, He moved to Department of Pharmacy, SNU. His researches have focused on how tumor cell functions including morphological changes and epithelial-mesenchymal transition, migration, and invasion could occur at the molecular levels. Such mechanistic insights on the cell functions can lead to development of the reagent(s) to inhibit the tumorous cell functions. These days, his research group mostly focuses on the roles of a tetraspanin, TM4SF5, in fibrosis, tumorigenesis, and metastasis and on the anti-TM4SF5 reagents to block TM4SF5-mediated diseases including fibrosis and cancers, in either 2D or extracellular matrix-surrounded 3D culture conditions via biochemical, cell biological, and molecular biological approaches in addition to animal models and clinical samples for the fibrotic and tumor models or patients (lab homepage: http://www.snupharm.ac.kr/jwl/).

Biography Updated on 16 April 2017

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