Wankyu Lee

Senior Scientist

Wankyu Lee

“Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn’t.”

—Mark Twain, Following the Equator:
A Journey Around the World

PhD, Biochemistry, MIT
BA, Chemistry, Cornell University
Current Affiliation
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Wankyu earned his BA in Chemistry at Cornell University and completed his PhD in Biochemistry at MIT in the laboratory of JoAnne Stubbe where he studied the radical transport mechanism of ribonucleotide reductase. Afterwards, he finished his postdoctoral studies at Pfizer in the Chemical Biology group under Hua Xu and Uthpala Seneviratne. At Pfizer, Wankyu developed chemical tools for understanding enzymatic activities in live cells, interrogated the degradable proteome, and identified protein targets of novel covalent small molecules. Outside the lab, Wankyu is an avid sports enthusiast and likes to play volleyball or golf in his free time.

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