Alice Lee, Ph.D.
Professor of Biology
Alice Grier Lee is a professor in the Department of Biology. She has taught at W&J since 1990. Dr. Lee served as program director for three grants ($2.3 million) from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute from 1996 to 2014. She also served as chair of Biology for six years. Lee was one of the founders of the biochemistry major and served as program director for the biochemistry major for five years. She continues to serve on the Biochemistry Major Steering Committee. Since 1992, she has served on the Committee on Health Professions. She currently teaches Foundations in Cellular and Molecular Biology, Genetics, Biology Seminar, Biochemistry Seminar, Biomedical Case Studies, Nutrition, Human Genetics and Society, and First-Year Seminar (“The Music of Life”).
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 including The Journal of Immunology and has 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, program development, and science outreach to teachers and students in the community. Dr. Lee is also a music enthusiast and enjoys singing and playing the piano and organ; she is currently exploring connections between music and the body, mind, emotions healing, both pedagogically and personally.