Jun-Seok Lee Ph.D. 

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Associate Professor

Department of Pharmacology 

Korea University College of Medicine


2009    Ph.D. in Bioorganic Chemistry, New York University

2005    B.S. in Chemistry, POSTECH 


2013 - 2021 Associate & Assistant Professor, KIST-School, UST

2010 - 2021 Principal & Senior & Research Scientist, Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST)

2007 - 2009 Research Fellow, National University of Singapore (NUS)


Seoktap Research Award 석탑연구상, Korea University, 2023

Organic Chemistry Division Award for Young Researchers 젊은유기화학자상, Korea Chemical Society (KCS), 2022

Best Field Research Lecture Award, UST, 2020

Prime Minister's Prizes for Science Excellence, Ministry of Science and ICT, Korea, 2019

CSJ Distinguished Lectureship Award, Chemical Society of Japan, 2019

Best Faculty Award 우수교원상, UST, 2018

Dae-Sill Lee Academic Excellence Prize for Young Investigator 젊은생명화학자상, Korea Chemical Society (KCS), 2018

Young Fellow, KIST, 2018

Unsung Hero, KIST, 2016

POSCO Science Fellow 청암과학펠로- Chemistry (POSCO), 2010 

KRF Scholarship (Korea Science and Engineering Foundation), 2005 

Bronze medal, Korea Chemistry Olympiad, POSTECH, 2001 

Research interests

Chemical Biology, Chemical Proteomics, Molecular Evolution

Bioinformatics, Fluorescent probe development 

Scientific activities & Professional service

Editorial Board

Advisory Board member in ChemBioChem

Advisory Board member in International Journal of Molecular Science

Associate Editor, Proteome Science

Review Editor in Frontiers in Chemistry

Ad hoc reviewer  - Publon (Top 1% Reviewer for 2018-2019, Top 10% Reviewer for Angewandte Chemie for 2021)

Scientific society 

Organizing Committee in Life Chemistry DivisionKorea Chemical Society (KCS)

Education Committee in International Chemical Biology Society (ICBS)

Steering Committee in Korea Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (KSBMB) 

Steering Committee in The Korean Human Proteome Organization (kHUPO) 

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