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Physiology and Pharmacology

Jae-Kyung (Jamise) Lee

Assistant Professor
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Educational Background

  • BS (1997) Kyungpook National University, South Korea
  • MS (1999) Kyungpook National University, South Korea
  • PhD (2005) University of North Texas Health Science Center
  • Postdoc (2008) University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Teaching Experience

  • VPHY7111 Principles of Physiology I (Instructor)
  • VPHY8020 Neuroanatomy (Instructor)

Research Interests

  • Neuroinflammation
  • Microglia biology
  • Regulator of G-protein Signaling (RGS)
  • Neurodegenerative diseases
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE)

My research was focused on understanding how inflammation influences neurodegenerative diseases. Neuroinflammation has been strongly implicated in the pathophysiology of many neurodegenerative diseases. My goal is to identify novel modulators of innate immune responses in CNS and to provide a novel avenue for therapeutic intervention for neurodegenerative diseases including Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease (PD), multiple sclerosis (MS).


  • 2014 American Association of Immunology Early Career Faculty Travel Award, Pittsburg, PA        
  • 2012 University Research Committee Grant, Emory University
  • 2011 Invited panelist, KWiSE Bio Summit Meeting, UKC 2011, Park City, UT
  • 2011 Parkinson's disease Collaborative Environmental Research Center Pilot Grant
  • 2008 American Association of Immunology Trainee Abstract Award, San Diego, CA
  • 2005 Outstanding Graduate Student Award, GSBS at UNTHSC, Fort Worth, TX
  • 2004 The Sigma Xi Grant-in-Aid of Research Grant Award

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