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


yoslee@ucdavis.edu

   

Research Focus

Population Genetics; Population genomics; Vector Biology; Bioinformatics

Specialty Focus

SNP genotyping, Microarray, Next-generation sequencing

Education

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, University of California Irvine Malaria Initiative - field component, Anthony James (UCI) (Principal Investigator), UC Irvine

Co-Investigator, Safely engineering various classes of gene drives to control a major invasive disease vector, Ae. aegypti., Omar Akbari (UC Riverside) (Principal Investigator), DARPA

Principal Investigator, Anopheles funestus Genome Scaffolding Project, (Principal Investigator), Dovetail Genomics 2017 Matching Fund Award

Most Recent 10 Publications

  • Yoosook Lee: The genetic basis of host preference and resting behavior in the major African malaria vector, Anopheles arabiensis 2016 Main BJ, Lee Y, Kreppel KS, Ferguson HM, Collier TC, Kihonda A, Govella NJ, Kang EY, Nieman CC, Weakley AM, Eskin E, Cornel AJ, Lanzaro GC The genetic basis of host preference and resting behavior in the major African malaria vector, Anopheles arabiensis PLoS Genet,
  • Yoosook Lee: Anopheles darlingi polytene chromosomes: revised maps including newly described inversion and evidence for population structure in Manaus. 2016 Cornel AJ, Brisco KK, Tadei WP, Secundino NF, Galardo AKR, Medeiros JF, Pessoa FAC, Rios-Velasquez CM, Lee Y, Pimenta PFP, Lanzaro GC Anopheles darlingi polytene chromosomes: revised maps including newly described inversion and evidence for population structure in Manaus. Memorias,
  • Yoosook Lee: Comparing efficacy of a sweep net and a dip method for collection of mosquito larvae in large bodies of water in South Africa 2016 Brisco KK, Cornel AJ, Lee Y, Mouatcho J, Braaack L Comparing efficacy of a sweep net and a dip method for collection of mosquito larvae in large bodies of water in South Africa F1000Res,
  • Yoosook Lee: Investigating associations between biting time in the malaria vector Anopheles arabiensis Patton and single nucleotide polymorphisms in circadian clock genes: support for sub-structure among An. arabiensis in the Kilombero valley of Tanzania 2016 Maliti DV, Marsden CD, Main BJ, Govella NJ, Yamasaki Y, Collier TC, Kreppel K, Chiu JC, Lanzaro GC, Ferguson HM, Lee Y Investigating associations between biting time in the malaria vector Anopheles arabiensis Patton and single nucleotide polymorphisms in circadian clock genes: support for sub-structure among An. arabiensis in the Kilombero valley of Tanzania Parasit Vectors,
  • Yoosook Lee: Surveillance, insecticide resistance and control of an invasive Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae) population in California 2016 Cornel AJ, Holeman J, Nieman CC, Lee Y, Smith C, Amorino M, Brisco K, Barrera R, Lanzaro GC, Mulligan III FS Surveillance, insecticide resistance and control of an invasive Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae) population in California F1000Res,
  • Yoosook Lee: A DNA extraction protocol for improved DNA yield from individual mosquitoes 2015 Nieman CC, Yamasaki Y, Collier TC, Lee Y A DNA extraction protocol for improved DNA yield from individual mosquitoes F1000Res,
  • Yoosook Lee: Defining genetic, taxonomic, and geographic boundaries among species of the Psorophora confinnis (Diptera:Culicidae) complex in North and South America 2015 Lanzaro GC, Collier TC, Lee Y Defining genetic, taxonomic, and geographic boundaries among species of the Psorophora confinnis (Diptera:Culicidae) complex in North and South America J Med Entomol,
  • Yoosook Lee: Absence of kdr resistance alleles in the Union of the Comoros, East Africa 2015 Lee Y, Olson N, Yamasaki Y, Chang A, Marsden C, Ouledi A, Lanzaro G, Cornal A Absence of kdr resistance alleles in the Union of the Comoros, East Africa F1000Res,
  • Yoosook Lee: Complex Genome Evolution in A. coluzzii Associated with Increased Insecticide Usage in Mali 2015 Main BJ, Lee Y, Norris LC, Collier TC, Fofana A, Cornel AJ, Lanzaro GC Complex Genome Evolution in A. coluzzii Associated with Increased Insecticide Usage in Mali Mol Ecol,
  • Yoosook Lee: A multi-detection assay for malaria transmitting mosquitoes 2015 Lee Y, Weakley AM, Nieman CC, Malvick J, Lanzaro GC A multi-detection assay for malaria transmitting mosquitoes J Vis Exp,

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, Manguin S, (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. .