Kihyun Lee

Graduate Research Assistant

Pictured: Kihyun Lee


Kihyun Lee was born and grew up in Seoul, South Korea. She received her BS degree in Pharmacy and her MS degree in Immunology from Ewha Womans University, in 2008 and 2010, respectively.
In pursuit of her passion for science, she joined the PhD program in Weill Cornell Graduate School in 2011. Her interests are cell reprogramming for therapeutic treatment and lineage commitment during tissue development. She loves traveling to new places and plans to visit every country around the world. She also enjoys jogging and playing the piano.


Eun Sun Yu, Hyun Jung Min, Kihyun Lee, Mi Sook Lee, Joo Won Nam, Eun Kyung Seo, Jeong-Ho Hong, and Eun Sook Hwang (2009) Anti-inflammatory activity of p-coumaryl alcohol-γ-O-methyl ether through the modulation of IFN-γ production in Th cells. Br J Pharmacol. 156:1107-1114.

Kihyun Lee, Hyun Jung Min, Eun Jung Jang, Jeong Ho Hong, and Eun Sook Hwang (2010) In vivo tumor suppression activity by T cell-specific T-bet restoration. Int J Cancer.127:2129-2137.

Hee Yeon Won, Jung-Ho Sohn, Hyun Jung Min, Kihyun Lee, Hyun Ae Woo, Ye-Shih Ho, Jung-Won Park, Sue-Goo Rhee, and Eun Sook Hwang (2010) Glutathione peroxidase 1 deficiency attenuates allergen-induced airway inflammation by suppressing Th2 and Th17 cell development. Antioxid Redox Signal. 13:575-587.

Kihyun Lee, Hee Yeon Won, Myung Ae Bae, Jeong-Ho Hong, and Eun Sook Hwang. (2011) Spontaneous and aging-dependent development of arthritis in NADPH oxidase 2 deficiency through altered differentiation of CD11b+ and Th/Treg cells. Proc Natl Acad Sci. 108: 9548-9553.

Hee Yeon Won, Eun Jung Jang, Kihyun Lee, Sera Oh, Hyo Kyung Kim, Hyun Ae Woo, Sang Won Kang, Dae-Yeul Yu, Sue-Goo Rhee and Eun Sook Hwang. (2013) Ablation of Peroxiredoxin II Attenuates Experimental Colitis by Increasing FoxO1-Induced Foxp3+ Regulatory T Cells. J Immunol.