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

Showing the 5 most recent journal articles. 62 available »

2016 Dec
Wen S, Niu Y, Lee SO, Yeh S, Shang Z, Gao H, Li Y, Chou F, Chang C. "Targeting fatty acid synthase with ASC-J9 suppresses proliferation and invasion of prostate cancer cells." Molecular carcinogenesis. 2016 Dec; 55(12):2278-2290. Epub 2016 Feb 19.
2016 Jun
Zhang F, Duan S, Tsai Y, Keng P, Chen Y, Lee SO, Chen Y. "Cisplatin treatment increases stemness through upregulation of hypoxia-inducible factors by interleukin-6 in non-small cell lung cancer." Cancer science. 2016 Jun; 107(6):746-54. Epub 2016 May 03.
2016 Apr
Huang CK, Lee SO, Chang E, Pang H, Chang C. "Androgen receptor (AR) in cardiovascular diseases." The Journal of endocrinology. 2016 Apr; 229(1):R1-R16. Epub 2016 Jan 14.
2016 Feb 9
Lee SO, Yang X, Duan S, Tsai Y, Strojny LR, Keng P, Chen Y. "IL-6 promotes growth and epithelial-mesenchymal transition of CD133+ cells of non-small cell lung cancer." Oncotarget. 2016 Feb 9; 7(6):6626-38.
Yang L; Zhang F; Wang X; Tsai Y; Chuang KH; Keng PC; Lee SO; Chen Y. "A FASN-TGF-?1-FASN regulatory loop contributes to high EMT/metastatic potential of cisplatin-resistant non-small cell lung cancer". Oncotarget. 2016; 7(34): 55543-55554.

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