Soo Ok Lee, Ph.D.

Soo Ok Lee, Ph.D.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box 626
Rochester, NY 14642

Office: (585) 276-5242

Research Bio

Dr. Lee's research interest is in elucidating the molecular mechanisms involved in chemo- and radioresistance of lung cancer cells.

Awards & Honors (Local)

Busch Memorial Fellowship | Rutgers University 1986 - 1988
Honored Student Award | Yonsei University 1976 - 1978

Recent Journal Articles

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2015 Sep 29
Duan S, Tsai Y, Keng P, Chen Y, Lee SO, Chen Y. "IL-6 signaling contributes to cisplatin resistance in non-small cell lung cancer via the up-regulation of anti-apoptotic and DNA repair associated molecules." Oncotarget. 2015 Sep 29; 6(29):27651-60.
2015 Feb 15
Ding X, Yang DR, Lee SO, Chen YL, Xia LQ, Lin SJ, Yu SC, Niu YJ, Li G, Chang C. "TR4 nuclear receptor promotes prostate cancer metastasis via upregulation of CCL2/CCR2 signaling." International journal of cancer. Journal international du cancer. 2015 Feb 15; 136(4):955-64. Epub 2014 Jul 14.
Luo J; Lee SO; Yun C; Yang R; Chang C. "Infiltrating bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (BM-MSCs) increase prostate cancer cell invasion via altering the CCL5-HIF2a-androgen receptor signaling". Oncotarget. 2015; in press.
Chen Y, Zhang F, Tsai Y, Yang X, Yang L, Duan S, Wang X, Keng P, Lee SO. "IL-6 signaling promotes DNA repair and prevents apoptosis in CD133+ stem-like cells of lung cancer after radiation." Radiation oncology. 2015 10(1):227. Epub 2015 Nov 14.
2014 Sep
Huang CK, Luo J, Lee SO, Chang C. "Concise review: androgen receptor differential roles in stem/progenitor cells including prostate, embryonic, stromal, and hematopoietic lineages." Stem cells. 2014 Sep; 32(9):2299-308.

Current Appointments

Research Associate Professor - Department of Radiation Oncology (SMD) - Primary


PhD | Molecular Biology | Rutgers University1989
MS | Biochemistry | Korea-Yonsei University1980
BS | Biochemistry | Korea-Yonsei University1978

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Postdoctoral Research at Asan Life Science Research Center, Seoul, Korea 1993
Predoctoral Research, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Rutgers University 1989
Research in M.S. program, Department of Biochemistry, Yonsei University 1980