Lee, Alice G.
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Alice G. Lee is a professor and chair of the Department of Biology. She has taught at W&J since 1990. Dr. Lee serves as program director for the college’s 2008-2012 $1 million grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and previously directed two grants from the HHMI from 1996 to 2005. In addition, Dr. Lee was one of the founders of the biochemistry major, served as program director for the biochemistry major from 2002-2007, and continues to serve on the Biochemistry Major Steering Committee. Since 1992, she has served on the Committee on Health Professions. She currently teaches general biology, genetics, biochemistry seminar, biomedical case studies, biomedical grant writing and nutrition.
Dr. Lee earned her B.S. in biology from the University of Maryland and her M.S. and Ph.D. in biochemistry from Georgetown University. Prior to joining the W&J faculty, Dr. Lee was a postdoctoral fellow at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH. She has published a number of scientific papers in journals such as The Journal of Immunology and presented her work at national and international meetings.
Dr. Lee was the recipient of the 1997 W&J Distinguished Professor award and was named LeMoyne Professor of Biology in 2008. She is a member of Phi Sigma and PKAL-F21 and is involved in curriculum design and program development, science outreach to teachers and students in the community. Dr. Lee is also a music lover and music hobbyist who enjoys singing and playing the piano.