Seulki Lee, PhD

Assistant Professor

Ph.D., Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, Gwangju, Korea

Center for Nanomedicine
Small Animal Imaging Research Program
Center of Cancer Nanotechnology Excellence

Research Areas of Interest
Translational theranostics
Molecular imaging

Honors and Awards
2012 Guest Editor for Theranostics
2011-2016 NIH Pathway to Independence Award (K99/R00)
2010-2011 NRC Associateship (NIH/NIST Fellowship, National Academy of Sciences)
2009 WMIC travel award
Journal Cover Features: Bioconjug. Chem. (2008), Mol. Imaging (2009), Chem. Rev. (2010), Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. (2012), Theranostics (2012).

Selected articles from over 100 publications.

  1. Swierczewska M, Choi KY, Mertz EL, Huang X, Zhang F, Zhu L, Young UH, Park JH, Bhirde A, Lee S*, Chen X*, A facile, one-step nanocarbons functionalization for biomedical applications. Nano Lett, 2012; 12(7): 3613-20.
  2. Huang X, Swierczewska M, Choi K, Zhu L, Bhirde A, Youn HY, Park J, Kim K, Xie J. Niu G, Lee KC, Lee S*, Chen X*, Multiplex imaging of an intracellular proteolytic cascade by using a broad-spectrum nanoquencher. Angew Chem Int Ed, 2012; 51(7): 1625-30.
  3. Swierczewska M, Liu G, Lee S*, Chen X*, High-sensitivity nanosensors for biomarker detection. Chem Soc Rev, 2012; 41(7): 2641-2655.
  4. Liu G, Choi KY, Bhirde A, Swierczewska M, Yin J, Lee SW, Park JH, Hong JI, Xie J, Niu G, Kiesewetter D, Lee S*, Chen X*, Sticky nanoparticles: A new platform for siRNA delivery by bis(zinc(II)dipicolyamine)-functionalized, self-assembled nanoconjugate. Angew Chem Int Ed, 2012; 51(2): 445-49.
  5. Lin X, Xie J, Zhu L, Lee S*, Niu G, Ma Y, Kim K, Chen X*, Hybrid ferritin cages as activatable probes for tumor imaging. Angew Chem Int Ed, 2011; 50(7): 1569-1572.
  6. Xie J, Zhang F, Aronova M, Zhu L, Lin X, Zhang G, Choi KY, Kim K, Sun X, Lee S*, Sun S, Leapman R, Chen X*, Manipulating the power of the additional phase: A flower-like Au-Fe3O4 optical nanosensor for imaging protease expressions in vivo. ACS Nano, 2011; 5(4): 3043-3051.
  7. Lee S, Xie J, Chen X. Peptides and peptide hormones for molecular imaging and disease diagnosis, Chem Rev, 2010; 110(5): 3087-3011.
  8. Xie J, Lee S*, Chen X*, Nanoparticle-based theranostic agents. Adv Drug Del Rev, 2010; 62(11): 1064-1079.
  9. Lee S, Ryu JH, Park K, Lee A, Lee SY, Ahn CH, Youn IC, Moon D-H, Youn SM, Myung SJ, Chen X, Choi K, Kwon IC, Kim K, Polymeric nanoparticle-based activatable nanosensor for protease determination in vivo. Nano Lett, 2009; 9(12): 4412-4416.
  10. Lee S, Cha EJ, Park K, Lee SY, Hong JK, Sun IC, Kim SY, Choi K, Kwon IC, Kim K, Ahn CH. A near-infrared fluorescence quenched gold-nanoparticle imaging probe for drug screening and protease activity determination. Angew Chem Int Ed, 2008; 47(15): 2804-2807.

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