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Lee Jiyoung

Lee Jiyoung

Lee Jiyoung

Professor, Environmental Health Sciences, College of Public Health


406 Cunz Hall

Areas of Expertise

  • Harmful algal blooms and cyanotoxins, with emphasis on emerging health risks with interdisciplinary approach, including metagenomics, metabolomics, and geospatial tools. Microbiome in environments and hosts. Microbial source tracking and zoonotic pathogen

Dr. Jiyoung Lee is a Professor in the Department of Food Science and Technology and has a joint appointment with the Division of Environmental Health Science, College of Public Health. She is a Co-Director of Thematic Program of Ecology, Epidemiology, and Population Health at the Infectious Disease Institute. She received a PhD in Environmental Health Sciences from University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI) and MS and BS degrees in Microbiology from Seoul National University (Seoul, S. Korea). The main theme of her research is tracking pathogens, cyanotoxins, and antibiotic resistance in the nexus of water-food environments and emerging exposure pathways, and studying their linkage to health outcomes, including gut microbiome and cancers, on regional, national, and global scales. Lee’s laboratory also seeks sustainable solutions for improving human health and food safety, such as beneficial use of microbes in hydroponic systems and cyanophage treatment for toxic cyanobacteria.

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