Sue-Hyun Lee, Ph.D.

:: Sue-Hyun Lee, Ph.D.Principal Investigator
:: Associate 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
:: E-mail:
:: 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. The research 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

2022 – present   Associate Professor
2015 – 2021   Assistant Professor
Department of Bio and Brain Engineering, KAIST, Korea
2014 – 2015    Research Fellow
2009 – 2014   Postdoctoral Visiting Fellow
2008 – 2009   Postdoctoral Fellow
Seoul National University, Korea.