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Professor Il-Hyung 'Eli' Lee received his PhD in Chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley. Before coming to Montclair State, Professor Lee was a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Postdoctoral Researcher at Berkeley and a visiting assistant professor at the University of Puget Sound. Dr. Lee’s research is on the biophysical understanding of lipid membrane-protein interactions. He has a distinguished research record with publications in premier journals. His work with cutting-edge, single-molecule imaging and fluorescence spectroscopy has revealed the organization of living cell membranes involved in brain function. Dr. Lee plans to develop more advanced imaging methods, which have therapeutic applications in the pharmaceutical and life sciences industries.

Research interests

Biophysical understanding of lipid membrane-protein interactions.

Scholarly Interests

Biophysical chemistry of lipid membrane-protein interaction. Skilled in Fluorescence imaging, Membrane-protein interaction reconstitution and Simulation model analysis.

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Expert on biophysical chemistry, fluorescence imaging, and lipid membrane-protein interactions.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being


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