Sue-Hyun Lee, Ph.D.

Sue-Hyun Lee, Ph.D.
Principal Investigator
Assistant Professor
Department of Bio and Brain Engineering, KAIST
Bldg. E16-1 (YBS), Rm. 507
291 Daehak-ro, Yuseong-gu
Daejeon 305-338, Republic of Korea
Telephone: +82-42-350-4311 (Office)

Dr. Lee received her B.S. degree in Physics from KAIST in 2003, and her Ph.D. degree, with a major in Neurobiology from Seoul National University in 2008. During her graduate career in Dr. Kaang's laboratory, she studied molecular mechanism of memory reconsolidation using animal models. During her postdoctoral training at National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)  / NIH, she worked with Dr. Chris Baker on human functional brain imaging (fMRI) combined with behavioral tasks. Especially she investigated neural representations throughout the major visual processing pathways during perception and mental imagery, and goal-dependent representation during working memory. Currently, Dr. Lee is the principal investigator of the Memory and Cognition Laboratory (MClab) at KAIST. Thresearch of MClab focuses on understanding brain-wide mechanism of memory processes and developing effective interventions for treating memory-related mental disorders such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).


2008   Ph.D. (Neuroscience)
  Department of Biological Sciences, Seoul National University,       Republic of Korea, Supervisor: Bong-Kiun Kaang, Ph. D.
2003   B.S. (Physics)
  Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST),     Daejeon, Republic of Korea

Employment and Positions

2015 - present   Assistant Professor
     Department of Bio and Brain Engineering, KAIST, Korea
2014 - 2015    Research Fellow
     NIMH / NIH, USA.
2009 - 2014    Postdoctoral Visiting Fellow
     NIMH / NIH, USA.
2008 - 2009    Postdoctoral Fellow
     Seoul National University, Korea.