Min Kyung Lee

Christensen lab

Min graduated from Baruch College – City University of New York where she created an ad hoc major in Environmental Pharmacology. In parallel to her Ph.D. dissertation research in the Cancer Biology Ph.D. program, she is also pursuing a concurrent Master's degree in Quantitative Biomedical Sciences.  She was an NSF DIFUSE fellow in 2020. Min's research is focused on understanding genetic and epigenetic alterations that occur in disease, particularly in the pediatric central nervous system, both at the tissue and single cell level. Her hobbies include travelling and finding new restaurants to try. 


Selected Publications

  • Lee MK*, Armstrong DA*, Hazlett, Dessaint JA, Mellinger DL, Aridgides DS, Christensen BC, Ashare, A. Exposure to extracellular vesicles from Pseudomonas aeruginosa result in loss of DNA methylation at enhancer and DNase hypersensitive site regions in lung macrophages. Epigenetics, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1080/15592294.2020.1853318
    PMID: 33380271
    Armstrong DA*, Lee MK*, Hazlett HF, Dessaint JA, Mellinger DL, Aridgides DS, Hendricks GM, Moemen AKA, Christensen BC, Ashare A. Extracellular vesicles from Pseudomonas aeruginosa suppress numerous MHC-related molecules in lung macrophages. Immunohorizons, 2020. https://doi.org/10.4049/immunohorizons.2000026
    PMID: 32819967