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Se-Jin Lee, M.D., Ph.D.

Presidential Distinguished Professor, Genetics and Genome Sciences
Joint Appointment, The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine
Academic Office Location:
Genetics and Genome Sciences
UConn Health
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030-6403
Phone: 860-679-6271
Fax: 860-679-8345
Email: sejlee@uchc.edu
Website(s):

Department of Genetics and Genome Sciences

Education
DegreeInstitutionMajor
A.B.Harvard CollegeBiochemical Sciences
M.D., Ph.D.Johns Hopkins University School of MedicineMolecular Biology and Genetics

Awards
Name of Award/HonorAwarding Organization
Council Member (elected)Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering
Senior Scientific Advisor to the Dean, School of MedicineUConn Health
Presidential Distinguished ProfessorUinversity of Connecticut
FellowNational Academy of Inventors
Endowed Professorship: The Michael & Ann Hankin and Partners of Brown Advisory Professorship in Scientific InnovationJohns Hopkins University
Ho-Am Prize in MedicineHo-Am Foundation
Rolf Luft AwardKarolinska Institutet
MemberNational Academy of Sciences
FellowAmerican Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
Summa Cum LaudeHarvard College
Phi Beta KappaHarvard College
Name & DescriptionCategoryRoleTypeScopeStart YearEnd Year
Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering, 2019 Connecticut Medal of Science Selection CommitteeProfessional/Scientific Organizationcommittee memberExternalState20192019
Senior Scientific Advisor to the Dean, School of MedicineOtherSenior Scientific Advisor to the Dean (10% effort)UConn HealthUniversity2019
Connecticut Academy of Science and EngineeringProfessional/Scientific OrganizationCouncil MemberExternalState2019
President's Research Advisory CouncilAdvisory CommitteememberOtherUniversity2019
AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Awards Review CommitteeAdvisory CommitteememberExternalInternational2018
Scientific Advisory Board, RYR-1 FoundationAdvisory CommitteeMemberExternalNational20152018
Editorial Board, Skeletal MuscleEditorial BoardmemberExternalInternational2012
Medical Advisory Committee, Muscular Dystrophy AssociationAdvisory CommitteeMemberExternalNational20102015


Not accepting students for Lab Rotations at this time

Journal Articles

Book Chapters

  • Myostatin: regulation, function, and therapeutic applications.
    SeJin Lee Muscle: Fundamental Biology and Mechanisms of Disease 2012 Jan;1077-1084
  • The transforming growth factor-ß superfamily.
    Alexandra C. McPherron and Se-Jin Lee Growth Factors and Cytokines in Health and Disease, vol. 1B. 1996 Jan;357-393
Title or AbstractTypeSponsor/EventDate/YearLocation
Myostatin: a Molecular Rheostat for Muscle MassLectureJAX SMT Open Forum2020JAX
Myostatin: a Molecular Rheostat for Muscle MassLectureCalico2020Calico
Myostatin: a Molecular Rheostat for Muscle MassLectureInternational Space Station Reseaerch and Development Conference2020International Space Station Research and Development Conference (virtual)
Myostatin: a Molecular Rheostat for Muscle MassLectureInternational Space Station U.S. National Laborator panel2020International Space Station Research and Developoment Conference (virtual)
Myostatin: a Molecular Rheostat for Muscle MassLectureJAX 2020 Virtual Retreat2020virtual
Myostatin: A Molecular Rheostat for Muscle MassLecture2nd Australian Space Biology Symposium20202nd Australian Space Biology Symposium (virtual)
Myostatin: A Molecular Rheostat for Muscle MassTalkVirtual Scientific Meeting of the RYR-1 Foundation2014Scientific Meeting of the RYR-1 Foundation (virtual)
Myostatin: A Molecular Rheostat for Muscle MassTalkASBMR Symp: Cutting Edge Discoveries Muscle Biology, Disease, Therapeutics2013Baltimore, MD
Myostatin: A Molecular Rheostat for Muscle MassTalk6th Annual Dysferlin Conference2013Arlington, VA
Myostatin: A Molecular Rheostat for Muscle MassTalkParent Project Muscular Dystrophy Conference2010Denver, CO
Myostatin: A Molecular Rheostat for Muscle MassTalkThe Nature Colloquia on Biomedicine: Colloquium on Frailty—organizer2010Boston, MA
Myostatin: A Molecular Rheostat for Muscle MassTalk3rd Annual Dysferlin Conference2009Boston, MA
Myostatin: A Molecular Rheostat for Muscle MassTalkTherapeutic Targets in the Congenital Muscular Dystrophies2009Atlantal, GA
Myostatin: A Molecular Rheostat for Muscle Mass (Retreat—keynote speaker)TalkWashington University School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics2009St. Louis, MO
Regulation of Muscle Growth by Myostatin (presented at the Banbury Center Conference: Molecular Mechanisms Modulating Skeletal Muscle Mass and Function)TalkBanbury Center Conference2008Cold Spring Harbor, NY
Myostatin: A Molecular Rheostat for Muscle Mass -- (presented at the Institute of Myology workshop: Current Advances in the Development of Therapies for Neuromuscular Disorders Based on Myostatin Signaling)TalkInstitute of Myology workshop2008Paris, France
Myostatin: A Molecular Rheostat for Muscle MassTalk2nd Annual Dysferlin Conference2008Puerto Rico
Regulation of Muscle Growth by MyostatinTalkPoultry Performance Workshop2007Wilmington, DE
Regulation of Muscle Growth by Myostatin (presented at: Endocrine Society: Normal and Oncogenic Roles of Activin, Inhibin, and Other TGF-ß Related Ligands)TalkEndocrine Society2007Toronto, Canada
Regulation of Muscle Growth by Myostatin (keynote speaker)TalkPartnership for Biotechnology Research, 9th Annual BioRetreat2007Huntsville, Alabama
Regulation of Muscle Growth by MyostatinPlenary LectureSpring Symposium of the Korean Society of Endocrinology2006Seoul, Korea
Regulation of Muscle Growth by Myostatin (Guest Speaker)TalkLife Sciences Research Foundation2005Washington, D.C
Regulation of Muscle Growth by MyostatinTalkDevelopmental Biology Day, University of Alabama2004Birmingham, Alabama
Regulation of Muscle Growth by MyostatinPlenary LectureSociety for Developmental Biology, 62nd Annual Meeting2003Boston, MA
Regulation of Muscle Growth by Myostatin (FASEB Summer Research Conference: The TGF-ß Superfamily—Signaling and Development)TalkFASEB Summer Research Conf.: The TGF-ß Superfamily—Signaling & Development2003Snowmass, CO
Regulation of Muscle Growth by Myostatin (presented at American Association for Cancer Research: The TGF-ß Superfamily—Roles in the Pathogenesis of Cancer and Other Diseases)TalkAmerican Association for Cancer Research2003La Jolla, CA
Regulation of Muscle Growth by MyostatinTalkPoultry Science Association: Genetic Tech. Applied to Poultry Production2002Newark, DE
Regulation of Muscle Growth by MyostatinTalkAmerican Physiological Society: Myostatin--Symposium Chair2002New Orleans, LA
Regulation of Muscle Growth by Myostatin (presented at: Keystone Symposium: Molecular Control of Adipogenesis and Obesity/Diabetes Mellitus— Molecular Mechanisms, Genetics, and New Therapies)TalkKeystone Symposium2002Keystone, CO
Regulation of Muscle Growth by MyostatinTalkFASEB Summer Research Conf.: The TGF-ß Superfamily—Signaling & Development2001Tucson, AZ
Regulation of Muscle Growth by MyostatinTalkGordon Research Conference: Myogenesis2001Lucca (Barga), Italy
Regulation of Muscle Growth by MyostatinTalkGordon Research Conference: Myogenesis1998Tilton, NH
Regulation of Muscle Growth by MyostatinPlenary Lecture8th Annual TGF-ß Symposium (Japan)1997Tokyo, Japan
Talk (2nd International Conference on Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva)Talk2nd International Conference on Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva1995Philadelphia, PA
Plenary Lecture (15th Annual Congress of the Korean Society of Medical Genetics)Plenary Lecture15th Annual Congress of the Korean Society of Medical Genetics1995Seoul, South Korea
Talk (1st International Conference on Bone Morphogenetic Proteins)Talk1st International Conference on Bone Morphogenetic Proteins1994Baltimore, MD
Talk (36th Annual Southeast Regional Developmental Biology Conference)Talk36th Annual Southeast Regional Developmental Biology Conference1994Durham, NC
Talk (Gordon Research Conference)TalkGordon Research Conference: Animal Cells and Viruses1990Tilton, NH
Talk (Gordon Research Conference)TalkGordon Research Conference: Lysosomes1988Plymouth, NH