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    Dr. C. Justin Lee
Changjoon Justin Lee, PhD
Birth Date : March 21, 1966
Marital Status : Married, two children
Citizenship : USA
Tel : +82-2-958-6940
Fax : +82-2-958-6919
Email : cjl@kist.re.kr
Current Title : Principal Investigator & Principal Research Scientist
Director of Center for Glia-Neuron Interaction
Full Professor : The University of Science, KU-KIST Graduate School of Converging Science and Techno
Office : KIST Division of Life Sciences Building L7, Room 7224

 EDUCATION

Undergraduate:
The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA
B.A. in Chemistry, June 1990

Graduate:
Columbia University, New York, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Department of Physiology and Cellular Biophysics
PhD, May 16th, 2001
Thesis advisor: Dr. Amy B. MacDermott
Dissertation Title: The Expression and Function of Kainate and AMPA Receptors in Nociceptive Dorsal Root Ganglion Neurons.

Post Doctoral:
Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA, Department of Pharmacology
Post Doctoral Fellow, Mar 2001 ~ Aug 2004 (Sponsor: Dr. Stephen Traynelis)
Project Scope: Modulation of NMDA receptors by protease activated receptors (PAR).

 Grants AND Research Fundings

  • 2012-2017 Fundamental Technology in Brain Science, NRF ($500,000/y)
    TITLE: Development of 3D in-vitro brain neural/glial circuit and non-invasive /cell type-specific stimulation and detection technologies
  • 2012-2015 KIST Young Fellow Project ($300,000/y)
    TITLE: Study of Glia-Neuron Interaction
  • 2009-2015 National Agenda Project, Korea Research Council ($300,000/y)
    TITLE: Improving neurodegenerative disorders by man-machine interface
  • 2009-2014 World Class Institute Program, National Research Foundation ($7,000,000/y)
    TITLE: Functional connectomics of brain circuitry by optogenetics
  • 2009-2011 International Cooperation Research Grant, KIST ($150,000/y)
    TITLE: Study of tonic GABA release from glial cells in cerebellum utilizing optogenetic mice
  • 2005-2008 Pure Basic Group Research Grant, Korea Research Foundation ($280,000/y)
    TITLE: Investigating the in vivo role of neuroglia in the brain using conditional gene-targeted mice
  • 2005-2008 KRL Research Grant ($250,000/year)
    TITLE: Role of astrocytic Ca2+ in neuronal excitability
  • 2005-2006 KIST Research Grant ($100,000/year)
    TITLE: Development of low-cost, high throughput Xenopus Oocyte drug screening system
  • 2002-2005 Recipient of NIH, NRSA Individual Fellowship (NS43875, 2002-2005).
    Title: Modulation of NMDA receptors by serine proteases & Par1.

 Awards and Honors

  • 2013-12-20 The University of Science & Technology, Star Professor Award
  • 2013-08-27 The University of Science & Technology, Outstanding Mentor Award
  • 2012-12-20 The University of Science & Technology, , Best Mentor Award
  • 2011-06-29 The University of Science & Technology, Best Mentor Award
  • 2011-06-29 The University of Science & Technology, Outstanding Mentor Award
  • 2011-02-10 KIST, Scientist of the Year Award
  • 2011-02-10 KIST, Outstanding Research Team Award
  • 2010-12-31 Outstanding Researcher Award, Prime Minister of Korea.
  • 2010-12-29 Scientist of the Month Award, Ministry of Science & Technology, Korea
  • 2010-12-02  KIST, Scientist of the Month Award
  • 2009-12-21 KIST, Outstanding Project Award
  • 2009-06-23 The University of Science & Technology, Outstanding Teacher Award
  • 2009-05-26 The University of Science & Technology, Outstanding Mentor Award
  • 2009-02-10 KIST, Outstanding Researcher Award
  • 2008-Present Editorial Board & Managing Editor, Molecular Brain
  • 2004-Present Editorial board, Molecular Pain
  • 2003 Association of Korean Neuroscientists Outstanding Researcher Award, Nov 11th
  • 2000 Association of Korean Neuroscientists Outstanding Researcher Award, Nov 7th
  • 1996 Society for Neuroscience, member since 1996
  • 1985 National Honors Society
  • 1985-1989 Illinois State Scholarship

 Research Experiences

  • Junior Research Assist. 1986/9-1990/6 Louis Seiden’s Lab. U of Chicago
  • Research Assistant 1990/7-1991/6 Emily Foster’s Lab. Michael Reese Hosp.
  • Graduate Research Assist. 1991/9-1992/12 Columbia University
  • Research Technician 1993/1-1994/6 Martin Low’s Lab. Columbia University
  • Research Technician 1994/6-1996/9 MacDermott’s Lab. Columbia University
  • Graduate Research Assist. 1996/9-2001/3 MacDermott’s Lab. Columbia University
  • Post Doctoral Fellow 2001/3-2004/8 Traynelis’s Lab. Emory University
  • Senior Research Scientist 2004/9-Present Korea Institute of Science and Technology
  • Principal Research Scientist 2010/2-Present Korea Institute of Science and Technology

Manuscript Referee for : Journal of Physiology

 Inivited Seminars and lectures

  • University of San Francisco, CA, USA Host: Dr. David Julius, 2000.
  • Emory University, GA, USA. Host: Dr. Stephen Traynelis, 2001.
  • Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea. Host: Dr. Bong-Keun Kaang, 2002.
  • National Neurosci. Inst., Singapore. Host: Drs. Chian-ming Low & Tuck-Wah Soong, 2002.
  • Auburn University, GA, Dept Pharm Science. Host: Dr. Vishnu Suppiramaniam,1-30- 2004.
  • Tulane University, LA, Dept of Pharmacology. Host: Dr. Krishna Agrawal, 3-3-2004.
  • University of Kansas, Dept of Pharmacology Host: Dr. Elias Michaelis, 4-16-2004
  • North Dakota State University, Dept of Pharmacology Host: Dr. Jagdish Singh, 4-26-2004
  • University at Buffalo, Dept of Pharmacology Host: Dr. Ron Rubin, 5-14-2004
  • UNC at Chapel Hill, Dept of Cell and Mol. Physiology Host: Dr. Edward Perl, 6-24-2004
  • Indiana University, Stark Neuroscience Institute Host: Dr. Gerry Oxford, 7-1-2004
  • KIST, Center for Calcium and Learning Host. Dr. Hee-Sup Shin, 6-4-2004
  • Yeonsei University College of Medicine Host: Dr. Bae Hwan Lee, 10-13-2004
  • Seoul National U, School of Medicine, Dept of Physiology Host. Dr. Ho Inkyung, 12-3-04
  • Inje University, School of Medicine, Neuroscience Symposium Host. Dr. Ha Ilho, 12-8-04
  • Korean Women Biomedical Scientists Host: Dr. Rhim Haewon, 1-21-05
  • KAIST, Dept of Biological Sciences Host: Dr. Kim Daesoo, 3-28-05
  • Catholic University School of Medicine, Physiology Host. Dr. Rhie Dukju, 5-25-05
  • 척추신경추나의학회 중앙정기학술 세미나 Host: Dr. Park, Kyungsoo, 5-29-05
  • Seoul National U, School of Dentistry, Dept of Physiology Host: Dr. Oh Seogbae, 6-8-05
  • Synapse & Memory Symposium, Seoul National U Host: Dr. Bong-Keun Kaang, 7-4-05
  • World Congress of Pain Symposium, Sidney Australia Host: Dr. Istvan Nagy, 8-25-05
  • KIST-ASAN Symposium, Asan Medical University Host: Dr. Kim Dongjin, 9-23-05
  • Ajou University, School of Medicine Host: Dr. Jeong Minhwan, 9-27-05
  • KIST-BNL Symposium, KIST Host: Dr. Kim Myungsoo, 10-10-05
  • Seoul Foreign School Host: Dr. Nancy Stubbs, 10-13-05
  • Brookhaven National Laboratory Host: Dr. Peter Thanos, 11-18-05
  • Seoul National University Host: Dr. Choi Sukwoo, 01-15-06
  • Korea-Germany Neuroscience Symposium Host: Dr. Kim Eunjoon, 03-27-06
  • Pohang University Host: Dr. Kim Junghoon, 05-19-06
  • KIST Gangneung Branch Host: Dr. Yang Hyunok 07-10-06
  • 3rd Neuroimmunology Network Symposium Host: Dr. Oh Seogbae 08-18-06
  • Ajou University, Center for Brain Diseases Host: Dr. Lee Yong Bum 09-29-06
  • Yeonsei University, School of Medicine, Physiology Host: Dr. Lee Baehwan 11-23-06
  • Sungkyunkwan Univeristy, School of Medicine, Physiology Host: Dr. Park Myungkyu, 12-03-06
  • Ion Channel Research Conference Host: Dr. Kim Sungjoon, 01-10-07
  • Kyungsang University, School of Medicine Host: Dr. Hong Sunggeun, 02-28-07
  • The 8th Biomedical Brain Research Center Symposium Host: Dr. Kim Sang Jung, 03-24-07
  • The 15th Federation Meeting of Korean Basic Medical Scientists 2007
  • Symposium on Short-Term Plasticity and Synaptic Computation Host: Dr. Lee Sukho, 04-26-07
  • Yeonsei University, School of Medicine, Wonju Host: Dr. Jung Sungwoo, 05-17-07
  • Korea University, Biological Sciences Host: Dr. Baik Ja-Hyun, 05-30-07
  • Saga University, Pharmacology, Japan Host: Dr. Kamamoto, 09-05-07
  • Annual Purine Meeting, Japanese Society of Physiology Host: Dr. Inoue, 09-07-07
  • Jikei University, Physiology, Japan Host: Dr. Fusao Kato, 09-08-07
  • Kyungbuk University, School of Medicine Host: Dr. Suk Kyungho, 09-18-07
  • Kunkuk University, School of Medicine Host: Dr. Lee Seungjae, 10-30-07
  • GIST, Department of Life Science Host: Dr. Park Chul-seung, 03-20-08
  • Korean Biophysical Society Annual Conference 2008 Host: Dr. Lee Cheolju, 06-20-08
  • ICBND 2008, Seoul National Universiyt Host: Dr. Bong-Kiunn Kaang, 08-07-08

 Symposiums and Workshops

  • Conducted a Patch-clamp workshop for 3 days at NNI, Singapore, 2002.
  • Conducted a Patch-clamp and Mini Analysis workshop at Auburn University, GA. 2004.
  • Organized and lectured in Annual Satellite Symposium at Neuroscience Meeting on Analyzing Spontaneous Activities with Mini Analysis Program, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003.
  • Organized and lectured in KIST 중점연구회 Symposium, “Caffeine and Brain Cancer”, 2007-10-17.
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