Faculty Scholars

Faculty Scholar AJeoung Soo Lee, Ph.D., CPE at Clemson University, Clemson South Carolina

Jeoung Soo Lee, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Industrial Engineering
College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences

Contact: 864-656-3212 or ljspia@clemson.edu

Who is Dr. Lee?

Jeoung Soo Lee is an assistant professor in the Department of Bioengineering. She received her B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. in pharmaceutical Sciences from Pusan National University, Korea, in 1999 and was a postdoctoral research associate in the Center for Controlled Chemical Delivery at the University of Utah. She teaches courses in advanced drug delivery and cellular and molecular analysis in tissue engineering,

For more information, see her Department Profile.

How Dr. Lee’s research is transforming health care

Jeoung Soo’s research focuses on the development of drug and gene delivery systems to alleviate pathological conditions and promote functional tissue regeneration through biomaterial-based synthesis, formulation, and delivery of therapeutic compounds. Her research focuses on the understanding of drug and gene delivery in biological systems and developing new therapeutics and biomaterials for the diagnosis and treatment of many diseases. She is currently working on developing drugs for targeted delivery to the colon to treat various colonic diseases such as Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, and colorectal cancer. She is also investigating delivery strategies using polymeric nanoparticles to stimulate central nervous system regeneration after trauma or degenerative disease and to treat cancers such as drug-resistant breast cancer and brain and spinal tumor. Currently, she is collaborating with Michael Lynn (neurosurgeon), Robert Brown (head and neck surgeon), and Wendy R. Cornett (endocrine surgeon) in Greenville Health System.

Health Research Expertise Keywords

Bioengineering, Drug Delivery, Gene Therapy, Targeting, Nanoparticles, Biomaterials, Colon, Crohn’s Disease, Colitis, Cancer, Spinal Cord Injury, Traumatic Brain Injury, Regenerative Medicine, Tissue Engineering