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Yoosook Lee- BS, PhD
Assistant Research Scientist
Pathology, Microbiology & Immunology


Research Focus

Population Genetics; Population genomics; Vector Biology; Bioinformatics

Specialty Focus

SNP genotyping, Microarray, Next-generation sequencing


2000 BS Life Science, POSTECH, Pohang, Kyungbuk, South Korea
2006 PhD Biology, University of California - Los Angeles,
2011 Postdoc. Researcher Population Genetics, University of California - Davis,

Honors and Awards

2010 BioMed Central Open Data Award 2009 Winner at the 4th BioMed Central Annual Research Award, London, UK, Jun 10, 2010
2010 Journal of Medical Entomology 2009 Editor's Choice Award for Lee et al. 2009. JME.
2008 William C. Reeves New Investigator Award 3rd place winner, 2008 Mosquito and Vector Control Association of California Annual Conference.
2003 Best Paper Award, 8th International conference on artificial life and robotics

Active Research Grants

Co-Investigator, An.gambiae immune signaling gene SNPs and natural P. falciparum infection, Gregory Lanzaro & Shirley Luckhart (Principal Investigator), NIH

Co-Investigator, Ecological and genetic determinants of malaria transmitting behaviors in the African vector Anopheles arabiensis, Gregory Lanzaro (Principal Investigator), NIH

Principal Investigator, Advanced genomic tools for estimating dispersal of African malaria vectors, (Principal Investigator), UC Davis: Signature Research in Genomics (SRG) Program

Most Recent 10 Publications

  • Link Icon 2014 Sanford MR, Cornel AJ, Nieman CC, Dinis J, Marsden CD, Weakley AM, Han S, Rodrigues A, Lanzaro G, Lee Y Plasmodium falciparum infection rates for some Anopheles spp. from Guinea¬≠Bissau, West Africa F1000Research,
  • Link Icon 2014 Lee Y, Marsden CD, Nieman C, Lanzaro GC. A new multiplex SNP genotyping assay for detecting hybridization and introgression between the M and S molecular forms of Anopheles gambiae. Mol Ecol Resourc,
  • Link Icon 2014 Marsden CD, Lee Y, Kreppel K, Weakley A, Cornel A, Ferguson HM, Eskin E, Lanzaro GC. Diversity, differentiation and linkage disequilibrium: prospects for association mapping in the malaria vector, Anopheles arabiensis G3,
  • Link Icon 2013 Lee Y, Marsden CD, Norris LC, Collier TC, Main BJ, Fofana A, Cornel AJ, Lanzaro GC Spatiotemporal dynamics of gene flow and hybrid fitness between the M and S forms of the malaria mosquito, Anopheles gambiae. PNAS,
  • Link Icon 2013 Sanford MR, Ramsay S, Cornel AJ, Marsden CD, Norris LC, Patchoke S, Fondjo E, Lanzaro GC, Lee Y A preliminary investigation of the relationship between water quality and Anopheles gambiae larval habitats in Western Cameroon Malar J,
  • Link Icon 2013 Lee Y, Collier TC, Sanford MR, Marsden CD, Fofana A, Cornel AJ, Lanzaro GC Chromosome Inversions, Genomic Differentiation and Speciation in the African Malaria Mosquito Anopheles gambiae PLoS One,
  • Link Icon 2013 Marsden CD, Cornel A, Lee Y, Sanford MR, Norris LC, Goodell PB, Nieman CC, Han S, Rodrigues A, Denis J, Ouledi A, Lanzaro GC An analysis of two island groups as potential sites for trials of transgenic mosquitoes for malaria control Evol Appl,
  • Link Icon 2012 Cornel A, Lee Y, Fryxell RT, Seifert S, Nieman C, Lanzaro G Culex pipiens sensu lato in California: a complex within a complex? J Am Mos Control Assoc,
  • Link Icon 2012 Trout Fryxell RT, Seifert SN, Lee Y, Sacko A, Lanzaro G, Cornel A The kdr mutation and knockdown time in Anopheles gambiae (Diptera: Culicidae) collected from Mali evaluated through a bottle bioassay and a novel insecticide treated net (ITN) bioassay J Am Mosquito Control Assoc,
  • Link Icon 2012 Trout Fryxell RT, Nieman CC, Fofana A, Lee Y, Traore SF, Cornel AJ, Luckhart S, Lanzaro GC Differential Plasmodium falciparum infection of Anopheles gambiae s.s. molecular and chromosomal forms in Mali Malaria J,

Most Recent 5 Book Chapters

2013 Lanzaro GC, Lee Y: Chapter 6: Speciation in Anopheles gambiae - The distribution of genetic polymorphism and patterns of reproductive isolation among natural populations, Sylvie Manguin, (ed), Anopheles mosquitoes - New insights into malaria vectors. 173-96.

2008 Lee Y, Collier TC, Taylor CE, Stabler EP: Cohesion of languages in grammar networks, J Shamma, (ed), Cooperative Control of Distributed Multi-Agent Systems, Chichster, UK. .