Jisoo Lee is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Section on Clinical Genomics and Experimental Therapeutics, Dr. Falk Lohoff's laboratory at the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA). During her time as a CCB Fellow, she hopes to understand the underlying mechanism of alcohol use disorder (AUD) and to find a new pharmacological target in alcohol dependence.
Jisoo earned her Ph.D. in Pharmacology at Georgetown University where she studied a molecular pathway of activity-dependent Amyloid Precursor Protein processing in Alzheimer's disease using in vitro cell cultures and in vivo animal models. She has focused on her postdoctoral work on investigating the effects of proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 on neuroinflammation, as well as emotional and behavior changes induced by chronic alcohol exposure using animal models of AUD.
Outside of the lab, Jisoo enjoys playing tennis, biking, and cooking.