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Soo-Min Lee

Soo-Min Lee Entered program Fall 2012
Soo-Min is a graduate student researcher in Dr. Abbott's lab and can be reached at


09/2012 to Present
PhD in Pharmacology and Toxicology, in progress
University of California, Irvine

Master of Science
Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea

Bachelor of Science
Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea

Research Experience

Pharmacology-Ion Channel/Geoffrey Abbott, Ph.D.
University of California, Irvine

Conducted research on pharmacology and molecular biology

Researcher, Molecular Biology Lab, Dept. of Biological Science
Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea


  •  “Kcne2 deletion causes early-onset nonalcoholic fatty liver disease via iron deficiency anemia. ” Lee SM, Nguyen D, Anand M, Kant R, Kohncke C, Lisewski U, Roepke TK, Hu Z, Abbott GW. Scientific Reports 2016, 6, 23118.
  • Kcne2 deletion promotes atherosclerosis and diet-dependent sudden death. ”  Lee SM, Nguyen D, Hu Z, Abbott GW.  J Mol Cell Cardiol. 2015, 87:148-151. 
  • SK-PC-B70M alleviates neurologic symptoms in G93A-SOD1 amyotrophic lateral sclerosis mice.” Seo JS, Baek IS, Leem YH, Kim TK, Cho Y, Lee SM, Park YH, Han PL. Brain Res. January 2011, 12; 1368: 299-307.
  • SK-PC-B70M confers anti-oxidant activity and reduces Abeta levels in the brain of Tg2576 mice.” Seo JS, Kim TK, Leem YH, Lee KW, Park SK, Baek IS, Kim KS, Im GJ, Lee SM, Park YH, Han PL. Brain Res. March 2009, 19; 1261: 100-8.
  • The penile erection efficacy of a new phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitor, mirodenafil (SK3530), in rabbits with acute spinal cord injury.” Jung JY, Kim SK, Kim BS, Lee SH, Park YS, Kim SJ, Choi C, Yoon SI, Kim JS, Cho SD, Im GJ, Lee SM, Jung JW, Lee YS. J Vet Med Sci. November 2008, 70(11): 1199-204.
  • Dose-linear pharmacokinetics of oleanolic acid after intravenous and oral administration in rats.” Eong DW, Kim YH, Kim HH, Ji HY, Yoo SD, Choi WR, Lee SM, Han CK, Lee HS. Biopharm Drug Dispos. March 2007, 28(2): 51-7.
  • The 113th and 117th charged amino acids in the 5th alpha-helix of the HBV core protein are necessary for pgRNA encapsidation.” Lee SM, Park SG, Park E, Lee JY, Jung G. Virus Genes. December 2003, 27(3): 227-35.
  • Antisense oligodeoxynucleotides targeted against molecular chaperonin Hsp60 block human hepatitis B virus replication.” Park SG, Lee SM, Jung G. J Biol Chem. October 2003, 278(41): 39851-7.

Conference Presentations/Abstracts

  • The Basic Cardiovascular Sciences (BCVS) 2014 conference (07/2014)

Poster Title: Kcne2 gene deletion combines with a Western diet to cause early-onset diabetes mellitus and atherosclerosis in mice; Authors: Soo-Min Lee, Ritu Kant, Geoffrey W. Abbott.

  •  The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) 2013 ion channel conference  (07/2013)

Poster Title: Potential roles for KCNE subunits in the brain; Authors: Soo-Min Lee, Ritu Kant, Geoffrey W. Abbott.

  •  The Pharmaceutical Society of Korea 2011 Conference  (11/2011)

Poster Title: SK-PC-B70M ,the New Herbal Medicinal Product for the Treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease; Authors: Soo-Min Lee, Won-Rack Choi, Jung-soo Han, Pyung-Lim Han, Bong-Yong Lee, Yang Hae Park.