- Scholarship in 2011 at the University of California, Berkeley
After receiving her BA in Chemistry from Pomona College (California, USA) in 2009, Dr. Lee obtained her Ph.D. in Chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley, in 2016 with the generous support from the Croucher Foundation. As a member of the Chemical Biology Graduate Program at Berkeley, she employed her chemical, materials and biological knowledge to address challenges in the development of bioconjugate materials for biomedical and industrial applications. In her doctoral research, she developed a novel technique to functionalize synthetic polymers with proteins and applied it to study how cells respond to polymeric biomaterials with different mechanical properties.
Dr. Lee is currently a scientific consultant at Exponent, Inc., a global multi-disciplinary engineering and scientific consulting firm that brings together more than 90 different disciplines to solve important engineering, science, regulatory, and business issues. She works from Exponent's Hong Kong office in the Science Park and tackles clients' technical problems ranging from consumer electronics manufacturing to medical device product designs.