Principal Investigator

Jae-Kyung ‘Jamise’ Lee, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Physiology and Pharmacology

[email protected]

Dr. Lee received her BS/MS decrees in Biology at Kyungpook National University, South Korea, then earned Ph.D degree at the University of North Texas Health Science Center in 2005. After her postdoc training at the UT Southwestern Medical Center and her role as a Research Assistant Professor at Emory University,  Dr. Lee started her laboratory in the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology at UGA in 2015. In her free time, she enjoys                                                                 Yoga and cooking.

Current Lab Members


Jaegwon Chung, MS

Research Professional IV

Jaegwon is a Senior Research Scientist in the lab.  Jae received his BS/MS degrees in Biology at Kyungpook National University. Jae worked as a research staff at UT Southwestern and Emory University and has more than 20 years of research experience in cellular and molecular neuroscience.


Adetutu Adebowale

Graduate Student (IPP program)

Adetutu is a graduate student in IPP program at UGA. Ade came from Nigeria. She received her BSc (Biochemistry) degree from Olabisi Onabanjo University in 2008, and MSc (Biochemistry, in Molecular Drug Metabolism and Toxicology) from University of Ibadan in 2019. 


Declan Gresham

Graduate Student (IPP program)

Declan is a graduate student in the IPP program at UGA. He was born and raised in Georgia, and did his B.S in cellular biology at UGA. In his free time, he enjoys cooking and traveling.


Jungha Byun

Graduate Student (ILS, Neuroscience)

Jungha is a graduate student in ILS Neuroscience Program at UGA. She was born in Korea, and she did her B.S in Microbiology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Outside of the lab, she likes cooking during her free time


Nhi Diep

Undergraduate Student 

Nhi is a undergraduate student.




Former Lab Members


  • Rachael Earls, Ph.D.

Medical Liaison at Myriad Genetics

  • Kelly Menees, PhD

Postdoc fellow, University of Florida

  • Janna Jernigan, BS

Graduate Student, University of Florida 


  • Isabelle Snider, BS

Medical Student, University of Florida College of Medicine

  • Krishna Pari, BS

  • Isabelle Snider, BS

University of Florida College of Medicine

  • Erik Olsen, BS

Medical School of Georgia







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