Joong-Chul Lee, PhD
Post-doctoral Research Fellow
Center for Global Safe Water
Joong-Chul Lee, PhD, has been a postdoctoral fellow for the Center for Global Safe Water at Emory University since 2010. He received his bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Chemistry from Korea University, Seoul, Korea in 1984 and his doctorate from the department of Pathomicrobiology of the School of Veterinary Medicine at Kansas State University in 2003. He obtained his master’s degree of public health (MPH) from the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University in 2010. Before joining CGSW, Dr. Lee gained 12 years of research experience at Mogam Biotechnology Research Institute (MBRI) in Korea. During his career at MBRI, Dr. Lee conducted several vaccine development projects to develop commercial vaccines against Hepatitis B and Influenza viruses.
Dr. Lee’s research in CGSW focuses primarily on the transmissions of infectious pathogens and immune responses of human populations to infectious agents – particularly foodborne and waterborne diseases. He is studying the construction and production of norovirus Virus-Like-Particles (VLPs) that are used for serological study of human norovirus infections, efficacy evaluation of hand sanitizer against norovirus transmission, and production of specific antibodies against noroviruses.