Jeffrey Lee

HMEI-STEP Fellow 2020
Molecular Biology

HMEI-STEP Project: Strategic Goal Development for Antimicrobial Research – From Analysis to Policy

HMEI-STEP Advisors: Andy Dobson, Laura Kahn

Thesis Advisor: Mohamed Donia

Department: Molecular Biology

I was born in Holmdel, NJ and grew up in Plano Texas. I received my Bachelors at Washington University in St. Louis and enrolled in the MPH program specializing in Global Health where I studied undernutrition, helminthic diseases, and community participatory approaches in international settings. I later received an MEng in Energy, Environment, and Chemical Engineering and worked to develop probiotics that regulate neurotransmitters. In the Donia Lab, my research is focused around the discovery and characterization of novel, microbiome-derived bioactive peptides.