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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, 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

Principal Investigator, Working toward the eradication of Aedes aegypti, an invasive arbovirus vector, in California, (Principal Investigator), UC Davis SVM Vector-Borne Disease Pilot Research Program

Most Recent 10 Publications

  • Yoosook Lee: The genetic basis of host preference and indoor resting behavior in the major African malaria vector, An. 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 indoor resting behavior in the major African malaria vector, An. arabiensis bioRxiv,
  • 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. Parasite and 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 F1000Research,
  • 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 F1000research,
  • 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 F1000Research (Indexed),
  • 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 Molecular Ecology,
  • 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 JoVE,
  • Yoosook Lee: Physiological and genetic fitnessof African malaria vector populations in semi field system 2015 Ng’habi KR, Lee Y, Knols BGJ, Mwasheshi D, Lanzaro GC, Ferguson HM Physiological and genetic fitnessof African malaria vector populations in semi field system Malaria J, doi: 10.1186/s12936-014-0523-0,

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. .