Visitor of the Week: Jee eun Lee


Meet Jee eun Lee of the Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH) in South Korea. The PhD candidate is a member of the Molecular Genomics and Immunology Lab. She is on campus for the international conference on Annexins where she presented a poster.

What are your research interests? What are you working on?
I am working on understanding the molecular mechanism of the antiviral signaling response.

Was there something specific about the Annexins meeting that drew you to attend?
Since participants of this meeting work on the same proteins but in different cellular contexts and perspectives, attending this meeting enables me to gain new insights on my research and experimental approaches.  

What is your key takeaway from the Annexins meeting?
That annexins, which are known to be calcium-dependent phospholipid-binding proteins, are involved in many cellular processes other than membrane trafficking and repair; including epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) and RNP remodeling.  

How many CSHL meetings have you attended?
This is my first CSHL meeting. I enjoyed my time here and am looking forward to attending more of meetings at CSHL in the future. 

If someone curious in attending a future iteration of Annexins meeting asked you for feedback or advice on it, what would you tell him/her?
Those interested in the field of annexins and already in the field can benefit from attending this meeting as it is quite informative. Moreover, participants have great opportunities to interact with a number of people in the field including experts and students at different academic stages, as the environment at CSHL allows the meeting to be social.

What do you like most about your time at CSHL?
In addition to the great housings and food provided by CSHL, the greenery and scenery within the campus are refreshing.

Thank you to Jee eun for being this week's featured visitor. To meet other featured scientists - and discover the wide range of science that takes part in a CSHL meeting or course – go here