Jung-Jae Lee
Assistant Professor
Department of Chemistry

Mailing Address:
Department of Chemistry
Campus Box 194, P.O. Box 173364
Denver, CO 80217-3364

Office Location:
Science Building
Room 4143

Expertise Areas:
Drug Delivery Systems, Biomaterials and Optical Imaging Including Polymeric Nanoparticles, Organic Probes and Medical Devices.

Ph.D., Organic Chemistry, University of Notre Dame, 2009

Jung-Jae Lee received his Ph.D. degree in Organic Chemistry from the University of Notre Dame in 2009. For his doctoral dissertation, he carried out research in supramolecular chemistry and molecular imaging under the direction of Prof. Bradley Smith. After completion of his thesis work, he decided to pursue postdoctoral research in the Notre Dame Integrated Imaging Facility to develop targeted luminescent probes for optical imaging of cancer and bacterial infection in patients. Since 2011, he has worked for the laboratories of Profs. Robert Langer and Daniel Kohane at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard Medical School. He has developed in vivo stimuli responsive drug delivery systems for the treatment of cancer and age-related macular degeneration, and an approach to clear bacteria from the bloodstream using microfluidic channels for the treatment of sepsis. Currently, he is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Colorado Denver. His research interest is focused on nanomedicine for clinical use in a wide range of topics in drug delivery, biomaterials and molecular imaging.

Lee, J.-J.*; Jeong, K. J.*; Michinao, H.; Kwon, H. J.; Rwei, A.; Shankarappa, S. A.;Tsui, J. H.; Kohane, D. S., Synthetic Ligand-Coated Magnetic Nanoparticles for Microfluidic Bacterial Separation from Blood. Nano Lett., 2014, 14 (1), 1-5. (Featured on Cover Art, C&E News, Vector Spotlight)

Lee, J.-J.; White, A. G.; Rice, D. R.; Smith, B. D., In Vivo Imaging Using Polymeric Nanoparticles Stained with Near-Infrared Chemiluminescent and Fluorescent Squaraine Catenane Endoperoxide. Chem. Commun.,2013, 49, 3016-3018.

Baumes, J. M.; Gassensmith, J. J.; Giblin, J.; Lee, J.-J.; White, A. G.; Culligan, W. J.; Leevy, M. W; Kuno, M.; Smith, B. D., Storable, Thermally Activated, Near-Infrared Chemiluminescent Dyes and Dye-Stained Microparticles for Optical Imaging. Nat. Chem.,2010, 2, 1025-1030. 

Advanced Organic Chemistry (CHEM 5310)