Soojung Lee, PhD


Titles and Roles

Instructor, Department of Physiology
Emory University School of Medicine
Research Program
Cancer Cell Biology


Soojung Lee, PhD, is an Instructor in the Department of Physiology at Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Lee is a member of the Cancer Cell Biology Research Program at Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University.


Dr. Lee obtained her PhD and MS from Department of Food Science & Technology, College of Engineering at Kyungsung University in Busan, South Korea. She completed her post doctoral training with fellowship in the Department of Biomedicine at Aarhus University in Denmark and in the Department of Physiology at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, where she received training in pH regulation, and cell and molecular cancer biology.


Dr. Lee's research focuses on physiological and pathophysiological roles of Na/HCO3 cotransporters in acid/base homeostasis and cancer development. As a postdoctoral fellow and then an assistant professor at Aarhus University in Denmark, she extensively carried out acid/base transporter experiments and established new techniques that detect pH changes in breast cancer cells. In particular, she demonstrated cellular net acid extrusion during breast carcinogenesis, tumor-free survival, and tumor growth rate slc4a7 knockout mice following chemical breast cancer induction. The goal of her research is to understand the effects of acidic pH environments on cancer growth and motility.


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