P.D. Soros Fellowship for New Americans


Hana Lee, 2009

PhD, University of California, Berkeley

Hana Lee is an immigrant from South Korea

Fellowship awarded to support work towards a PhD in Molecular and Cell Biology at University of California, Berkeley

HANA LEE is a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Chicago joining a research group that studies plant-pathogen interactions. In particular, Hana is interested in investigating how the genetic background of a host plant may affect the profile of microbial communities that infect it.

Hana was born in Korea. She and her family are naturalized citizens; they reside in Rego Park, NY.

Having first received her bachelor's with High Honors in biochemical sciences from Harvard University, Hana completed her Ph.D. in molecular and cell biology at the University of California at Berkeley.

Hana's interests range widely from blogging on literature to kendo. She has situated her research at the intersection of several fields, including genetics, genomics, cell biology, engineering, and statistics, and she is interested in the intersection between genetics, genomics and statistics, as well as the broader question of how biological systems are optimized to survive in a changing environment.

Hana plans a career as a researcher in molecular and cell biology.


  • PhD Molecular and Cell Biology | University of California, Berkeley 2012
  • BA Biochemical Sciences | Harvard University 2007
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