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Kihyun Lee

Graduate Research Assistant

Kihyun Lee

Kihyun Lee was born and grew up in Seoul, South Korea. She received her BS degree in Pharmacy and her MS degree in Immunology from Ewha Womans University, in 2008 and 2010, respectively.
In pursuit of her passion for science, she joined the PhD program in Weill Cornell Graduate School in 2011. Her interests are cell reprogramming for therapeutic treatment and lineage commitment during tissue development. She loves traveling to new places and plans to visit every country around the world. She also enjoys jogging and playing the piano.


Shi ZD*, Lee K*, Yang D*, Amin S, Verma N, Li QV, Soh C, Kumar R, Evans T, Chen S, Huangfu D (2017) Genome Editing in hPSCs Reveals GATA6 Haploinsufficiency and a Genetic Interaction with GATA4 in Human Pancreatic Development Cell Stem Cell 

  • * Equal contribution

Zhu Z, Li QV, Lee K, Rosen BP, González F, Soh C, Huangfu D. (2016) Genome Editing of Lineage Determinants in Human Pluripotent Stem Cells Reveals Mechanisms of Pancreatic Development and Diabetes. Cell Stem Cell.

Reis BS*, Lee K*, Fanok MH*, Mascaraque C, Amoury M, Cohn LB, Rogoz A, Dallner OS, Moraes-Vieira PM, Domingos AI, Mucida D. (2015) Leptin Receptor Signaling in T Cells Is Required for Th17 Differentiation. J Immunol.

  • * Equal contribution

Won HY, Jang EJ, Lee K, Oh S, Kim HK, Woo HA, Kang SW, Yu DY, Rhee SG, Hwang ES. (2013) Ablation of peroxiredoxin II attenuates experimental colitis by increasing FoxO1-induced Foxp3+ regulatory T cells. J Immunol.

Lee K, Hee Yeon Won, Myung Ae Bae, Jeong-Ho Hong, and Eun Sook Hwang (2011) Spontaneous and aging-dependent development of arthritis in NADPH oxidase 2 deficiency through altered differentiation of CD11b+ and Th/Treg cells. Proc Natl Acad Sci.

Won HY, Sohn JH, Min HJ, Lee K, Woo HA, Ho YS, Park JW, Rhee SG, Hwang ES. (2010) Glutathione peroxidase 1 deficiency attenuates allergen-induced airway inflammation by suppressing Th2 and Th17 cell development. Antioxidants & Redox Signaling. 

Lee K*, Min HJ*, Jang EJ, Hong JH, Hwang ES (2010) In vivo tumor suppression activity by T cell-specific T-bet restoration. Int J Cancer.

  • * Equal contribution

Yu ES, Min HJ, Lee K, Lee MS, Nam JW, Seo EK, Hong JH, Hwang ES. (2009) Anti-inflammatory activity of p-coumaryl alcohol-γ-O-methyl ether through the modulation of IFN-γ production in Th cells. British Journal of Pharmacology.