About Jungnam Lee
I am very interested in discovering mechanisms by which AATD leads to lung diseases and identifying potential early indicators of the disease or therapeutic target to reduce the burden of AATD-related diseases. I have been working in the field of molecular and cell biology for more than a decade, publishing 29 research articles. During my doctoral study, I worked on genomics, analyzing DNA sequencing data from various species. While I worked as a postdoctoral fellow, I cultured various types of human cells including primary gingival epithelial cells and discovered a possible cellular signaling responsible for pathogenesis of oral cancer. In my current lab, I have been working on monocyte-derived macrophages, examining the effect of AATD on macrophage efferocytosis of apoptotic cells and phagocytosis of bacteria.