Dr. Sooyeon Lee

Research interest

- Skeletal stem cells and osteoprogenitors during fracture healing

- Alternative organoid models for bone regeneration


Academic and Scientific education

01/2020 - current  Postdoctoral Researcher in the lab of Prof. Jan Tuckermann

Institute of Comparative Molecular Endocrinology, Ulm University, Ulm, Germany

03/2017-12/2019    Postdoctoral Researcher in the lab of Prof. Philipp Leucht, MD

Dept. of Orthopaedic Surgery, New York University Langone Medical Center, New York, U.S.A.

08/2010-04/2016    PhD degree in Natural Sciences (Dr. rer. nat.)                

Institute of Comparative Molecular Endocrinology, Ulm University, Ulm, Germany Leibniz Graduate School on Aging and Age related Diseases (LGSA), Jena, Germany

10/2005-08/2007    Master of Engineering (M. Eng.) in Biomedical Engineering

Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg and Hochschule Anhalt, Halle, Germany

03/1997-02/2001    Bachelor of Science (B. Sc.) in Biomedical Engineering

Yonsei University, Wonju, South Korea


Prizes and Awards

2022                      Hertha-Nathorff-Programm awardee by Ulm University                 

2020                      Start-up funding B provided by Ulm University

2016                      Travel grant for attending a conference (ECTS) provided by GSK

2010-2013              Research fellowship selected for excellent PhD candidates provided by Leibniz Graduate School of Ageing from Fritz Lipmann Institute Jena


3 selected publications

[1]     S. Lee, L.H. Remark, A.M. Josephson, K. Leclerc, E.M. Lopez, D.J. Kirby, D. Mehta, H.P. Litwa, M.Z. Wong, S.Y. Shin, P. Leucht, Notch-Wnt signal crosstalk regulates proliferation and differentiation of osteoprogenitor cells during intramembranous bone healing, Npj Regen. Med. 6 (2021) 29. doi.org/10.1038/s41536-021-00139-x.

[2]     S. Lee, P. Liu, M. Ahmad, J.P. Tuckermann, Leukemia inhibitory factor treatment attenuates the detrimental effects of glucocorticoids on bone in mice, Bone. 145 (2021) 115843. doi.orghttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.bone.2021.115843.

[3]     S. Lee, P. Liu, R. Teinturier, J. Jakob, M. Tschaffon, A. Tasdogan, R. Wittig, S. Hoeller, D. Baumhoer, L. Frappart, S. Vettorazzi, P. Bertolino, C. Zhang, J. Tuckermann, Deletion of Menin in craniofacial osteogenic cells in mice elicits development of mandibular ossifying fibroma, Oncogene. 37 (2018) 616–626. doi.org/10.1038/onc.2017.364.