Joslynn Lee

Graduate Student (February 2009-Feb 2014)
Postdoctoral Associate (March 2014-Current)


Current Institution: University of Minnesota – Duluth Medical School, Duluth, MN (2014-current)

Undergraduate Institution: Fort Lewis College, Durango, CO (2002-2006)

Research Interest(s):
Protein structure and function.

Personal Interest(s): Running, volunteering, yoga and eating good food.

How did you get interested in science?:  By my grandparents who raised animals and harvested crops.  Spending time out in nature made me want to understand why things exist.  Science answered many of those questions.

What are your future career goals?:  Teaching undergraduate courses in chemistry and getting children/people exciting about science!

Conference Presentations:

2013 American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) National Meeting, Denver, CO
2013 Protein Society Meeting,  Boston, MA
2013 RICT International Conference on Medicinal Chemistry: Drug Discovery and Selection, Nice, FR
2013 American Chemical Society (ACS) National Meeting, New Orleans, LA
2013 Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing (PSB), Kohala Coast, Hawaii.
2012 4th Annual PhD Symposium – Computational Biology and Innovation, Dublin, IRE
2012 American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) National Meeting, Anchorage, AK -  Preparing students for success in graduate school
2012 American Chemical Society (ACS) National Meeting, Philadelphia, PA
2012 Protein Society Conference, San Diego, CA
2012 Trends in Enzymology (TinE, Gottingen, GER
2012 St. Jude National Graduate Student Symposium, Memphis, TN
2011 American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) National Meeting, Minneapolis, MN
2011 Protein Society Conference, Boston, MA
2011  Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology/European Conference on Computational Biology (ISMB/ECCB) Conference, Vienna, AUS
2010 New England Science Symposium, Boston, MA
2010 American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES)  National Meeting, Albuquerque, NM
2010 American Chemical Society (ACS) National Meeting, Boston, MA
2010  Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology (ISMB) Conference Boston, MA


“Design and evaluation of xanthine based adenosine receptor antagonists: Potential hypoxia targeted immunotherapies,” Thomas, R., Lee, JS, Chevalier, V., Selesniemi, K., Hatfield, S., Ondrechen, MJ, Sitkovsky, M, Jones, GB. Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry. 21, 23, 7453-7464. (2013).

“Protein function annotation with Structurally Aligned Local Sites of Activity (SALSAs),” Wang, Z., Yin, P., Lee, JS, Parasuram, P., Somarowthu, S. and Ondrechen, MJ., BMC Bioinformatics, 14(Suppl 3):S13 (2013).

“Electrostatic Properties for Protein Functional Site Prediction,” J.S. Lee and M.J.Ondrechen, in Protein Function Prediction for Omics Era, D. Kihara, Ed., Springer, Dordrecht, pp. 183-196 (2011).

“Functional Classification of Protein 3D Structures from Predicted Local Interaction Sites,” R. Parasuram, J.S. Lee, P. Yin, S. Somarowthu, M.J. Ondrechen, Journal of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, 8, 1-15 (2010).

NSF-Graduate Research Fellowship (GRF), Northeastern University, September 2010 – August 2013 (3-year award, competitive)
Presidential Volunteer Service Award from the White House – Bronze (100 to 249 hours), 2013
Protein Society Finn Wold Travel Award to San Diego, CA, 2012
St. Jude’s Hospital National Graduate Student Symposium (NGSS) Speaker, 2012
Travel Award to AISES National Conference in Minneapolis, MN, 2011
Travel Award to ISMB/ECCB International Conference in Vienna, AUS, 2011