Lee, KiBum

Department(s): IAMDN Executive Committee
                         Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Research Interests:  Develop and integrate nanotechnologies and chemical functional genomics
Research PageLink
Home PageLink
EmailThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Telephone:  732-445-2081


KiBum Lee is an associate professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Rutgers University, where he has been a faculty since 2008. He received his Ph.D. in Chemistry from Northwestern University (with Chad. A. Mikrin; 2004) and completed his postdoctoral training at The Scripps Research Institute (with Peter G. Schultz; 2007). The primary research interest of Dr. Lee’s group is to develop and integrate nanotechnologies and chemical functional genomics to modulate signaling pathways in cells (e.g. stem cells and cancer cells) towards specific cell lineages or behaviors. In particular, his group is exploring critical problems in cancer/stem cell biology pertaining to the cell-microenvironmental interactions, and how to control these interactions at the subcellular and single cell level using chemical biology and nanotechnology. In recognition of his outstanding scientific achievement at Rutgers, Dr. Lee has received several awards including NIH Director’s New Innovator Awards (2009), Johnson and Johnson Proof-of-Concept Award (2011), Faculty Research Grant Award (2012), New Jersey Spinal Cord Research Award (2009), and Grant Proposal Development Award (2008).  He is the first author, co-author, and corresponding author of approximately 30 articles such asScience, Cell Stem Cell, J. Am. Chem. Soc., Angew. Chem, Int. Ed., Nano Letters, ACS Nano, Advanced Materials, Scientific Reports, Lab Chip, Small, and Cancer Research, which are highly cited (>2800).
Schematic diagram of nanotechnology based approaches for the regulation of cancer/stem cell fate using micrenvironmetal cues.
Research Areas:
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Biophysical Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry