DepartmentBiological Science
Biola AffiliationsFaculty, Employee

Documents

Degrees

  • Ph.D., University of California Irvine
  • B.S., University of California Irvine

Biography

Dr. Hyuna Lee had the unique privilege to live in three distinct cultures. She was born in Korea, but raised in Paraguay for 15 years as missionary kid, and moved to the United States during high school. Her multicultural experience allowed her to understand students coming from diverse communities and cultures. Dr. Lee has investigated mitochondrial axonal transport using microfluidic platform, zebrafish regeneration properties, and in vivo dopamine d2 receptor studies in mice. Her desire is to foster a passion for science in the students at Biola to raise them to be influential leaders in their future scientific careers that brings countless souls to Christ. Dr. Lee is currently serving as a Christian radio co-host interviewing the lives of pastors’ and missionaries’ kids, she is on the executive committee for raising scholarships for missionary kids, and she greatly enjoys serving as a Kindergarten Pastor. Through Dr. Lee’s active history of teaching combined with years of biological research and working with diverse individuals, she is thrilled to contribute to Biola University’s vision to equip students with a strong basic science education centered on Christ.

Publications (Selected)

Researched Papers

  • Radl D, De Mei C, Chen E, Lee H. Borrelli E. (2013). Each Individual Isoforms of the Dopamine D2 Receptor protects from Lactotroph hyperplasia. Molecular Endocrinology. 2013-1008
  • Wiens KM, Lee HL, Shimada H, Metcalf AE, Chao MY, Lien CL. (2010). Platelet- derived growth factor receptor beta is critical for zebrafish intersegmental vessel formation. PLoS One. 25;5(6):e11324.
  • Harris J. Lee, H. Vahidi, B. Tu, C. Cribbs, D. Jeon, NL. Cotman, C. Fabrication of a Microfluidic Device for the Compartmentalization of Neuron Soma and Axons. (2007). Journal of Visual Experiments (JOVE). Issue 7.
  • Harris, J. Lee, H. Vahidi, B. Tu, C. Cribbs, D. Jeon, NL. Cotman, C. Preparing E18 Cortical Rat Neurons for Compartmentalization of a Microfluidic Device. (2007). Journal of Visual Experiments (JOVE). . Issue 8.
  • Harris, J. Lee, H. Vahidi, B. Tu, C. Cribbs, D. Jeon, NL. Cotman, C. Non-plasma Bonding of PDMS for Inexpensive Fabrication of Microfluidic Devices. (2007). Journal of Visual Experiments (JOVE). Issue 9.
  • Lee, H. Developing a Control Model of Mitochondrial Trafficking in Neurons Using a Novel Microfluidic Culture Platform. (2008). UCI Undergraduate Research Journal. Vol. X:1-8.
  • Lee, H. Studying Axonal Transport of Mitochondria in Neurons Using a Novel Microfluidic Platform. (2007). Journal of Undergraduate Research in the Biological Sciences. Vol 37: 262-271

Presentations

  • Unraveling the Function of the Dopamine D2 Receptor’s Isoforms. Hyuna Lee, Claudia De Mei, Maria Ramos-Masa, Emiliana Borrelli. GPCR Molecular Pharmacology Gordon Research Conference, January 2011, Ventura, CA.
  • Mitochondrial Trafficking in a Novel Microfluidic Culture Platform. Hyuna Lee, Joe Harris, Noo Li Jeon. Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium, April 2007, Irvine, CA.
  • Mitochondrial Trafficking in a Novel Microfluidic Culture Platform. Hyuna Lee, Joe Harris, Noo Li Jeon. Excellence in Research Symposium, March 2007, Irvine, CA.
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