Department of Biopharmaceutical Sciences

College of Pharmacy

Hyunwoo Lee, PhD

Hyunwoo Lee

Assistant Professor

Department of Biopharmaceutical Sciences

Contact Information
Center for Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
University of Illinois at Chicago
900 S. Ashland Ave., MBRB #3020
Chicago, IL 60607
Office: (312) 996-3371
Lab website:


Postdoctoral - University of Illinois at Chicago - 2004-2006
Postdoctoral - Washington University -2003-2004
Ph.D. - University of Illinois at Chicago - 2003
M.S. - Konkuk University - 1995
B.S. - Konkuk University - 1991

Research Interests

Virulence mechanisms of bacterial pathogens

Development of new genetic/genomic tools for functional identification of genes

Identification of new antibiotic targets

Recent Publications

Barendt S., H. Lee, C. Birch, MM Nakano, M. Jones, and P. Zuber (2013). Transcriptomic and phenotypic analysis of paralogous spx gene function in Bacillus anthracis Sterne. MicrobiologyOpen 2:695-714.

Kang, S. O., R. A. Tesorero, H. Lee, and K. H. Cho. (2012). CvfA-mediated thermoregulation of capsule production in Streptococcus pyogenes. PLoS ONE 7: e37367.

Jeong, D. W., H. Cho, H. Lee, C. Li, J. Garza, M. Fried, T. Bae (2011). Identification of the P3 promoter and distinct roles of the two promoters of the SaeRS two-component system in Staphylococcus aureus. J. Bacteriololgy 193:4672-84.

Samant, S., F. Hsu, Alexander A. Neyfakh, and H. Lee (2009). The Bacillus anthracis MprF is required for synthesis of lysylphosphatidylglycerols and for resistance to cationic antimicrobial peptides. J. Bacteriology 191:1311-1319.

Samant, S., H. Lee, M. Ghassemi, J. Chen, J. Cook, A. A. Mankin, and A. A. Neyfakh (2008)Nucleotide biosynthesis is critical for growth of bacteria (E. coli and B. anthracis) in human blood. PLoS Pathogens 4:e37

Smith, K. L., M. J. Gomez, K. Y. Shatalin, H. Lee and A. A. Neyfakh (2007). Monitoring of gene knockouts: genome-wide profiling of conditionally essential genes in bacteria. Genome Biology 8: R87