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Lee, Kerry (PhD)

Program Coordinator/Associate Professor
Department of Biological Sciences
Office: WH 0201
Phone: 239-590-7566

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Ph.D. Biomedical Sciences, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA
M.S. Biological Sciences, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA
B.S. Biology, Norfolk State University, Norfolk, VA

Research and Teaching Interests

Teaching Interests: Human Physiology, Anatomy, Histology, Pathophysiology
Research Interests: Nanotechnology in cancer, bacteria, and embryos; Nanotoxicology; Nanomedicine


Selected Book Chapters, Peer-reviewed Journal Articles, and Conference Presentations
  • Lee, K.J. (2019). "Nanomaterial Transport and Ecotoxicity in Fish Embryos". J. Blasco, I. Corsi (Ed.), Ecotoxicology of Nanoparticles in Aquatic Systems. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group.
  • Lee, K.J. (2018). "Single Gold Nanoparticle Plasmonic Spectroscopy for Study of Chemical-Dependent Efflux Function of Single ABC Transporters of Single Live Bacillus subtilis Cells", Analyst, (DOI: 10.1039/c7an01787a).
  • Lee, K.J. (2017). "Size-Controlled Green Synthesis of Highly Stable and Uniform Small to Ultrasmall Gold Nanoparticles by Controlling Reaction Steps and pH", J. Phys. Chem. C, (DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.6b03313).
  • Lee, K.J. (2016). "Single Nanoparticles Plasmonic Spectroscopy for Study of Efflux Function of Multidrug ABC Membrane Transporters of Single Live Cells", RSC Advances, (DOI: 10.1039/C6RA05895G) (2016).
  • Lee, K.J. (2016). "Design of In Vivo Assays for Study of Toxicity, Biocompatibility and Transport of Nanoparticles", XIII International Conference on Nanostructured Materials, Québec City, Canada.
  • Lee, K.J. (2015). "Wavelength Dependent Specific Plasmon Resonance Coupling of Single Silver Nanoparticles with EGFP", Nanoscale, (DOI: 10.1039/c5nr05234C).
  • Lee, K.J. (2014). "Design and Study of Efflux Function of the EGFP fused MexAB-OprM Membrane Transporter in Pseudomonas aeruginosa using Fluorescence Spectroscopy", Analyst, (DOI: 10.1039/c4an00108g).
  • Lee, K.J.* (2013). "Design of In Vivo Assays for the Study of Transport, Biocompatibility and Toxicity of Nanoparticles", UCLA School of Medicine Seminar, Los Angeles. *(invited)
  • Lee, K.J. (2013). "Silver Nanoparticles Induce Developmental Stage-specific Embryonic Phenotypes in Zebrafish", Nanoscale, (10.1039/c3nr03210h).
  • Lee, K.J. (2011). "In Vivo Study of Transport and Biocompatibility and Toxicity of Single Silver Nanoparticles", Gordon Research Conference: Environment Nanotechnology, Waterville Valley Resort.
  • Lee, K.J. (2007). "In Vivo Imaging of Transport and Biocompatibility of Single Silver Nanoparticles in Early Development of Zebrafish Embryos", ACS Nano, 1, 133-143.

Grants & Awards

Dr. Helen Mamarchev Distinguished Advisor Award Nominee
CUR National Biology Research Mentor Award Nominee
Excellence in Teaching Award, Sigma Alpha Pi, The National Society of Leadership and Success

Selected Service

  • Director of Professional Programs
  • Faculty advisor for Global Medical Brigades, FGCU Chapter
  • IACUC Committee Member

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