Dong-Hun Lee D.V.M., Ph.D.

Dong-Hun Lee smiling


Assistant Professor of Infectious Disease Epidemiology

Atwater Laboratory, Room A-115A (Lab A-130)

Phone: (860) 486-1138


Laboratory: Genomics and Molecular Epidemiology Research (GaMER) Lab - 

We use an interdisciplinary combination of high-throughput genome sequencing, computational biology, phylogenetic analysis, and traditional molecular biology and virology. We hope that, through our research, we can better understand the genetic diversity and evolutionary dynamics of rapidly mutating viruses in animals.  


  • 2007 D.V.M., Konkuk University, South Korea
  • 2013 Ph.D., Dept. of Vet. Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Konkuk University, South Korea


Research Experience

  • 2013 Mar-July: Visiting Scholar, Department of Veterinary Pathology, University of Saskatchewan, Canada 
  • 2013 Sep - 2014 Feb: Post-doctoral researcher, Konkuk University, South Korea
  • 2014 Mar – 2014 Oct: Research professor, Konkuk University, South Korea
  • 2014 Nov – 2018 Jul: Post-doctoral researcher, U.S. National Poultry Research Center, USDA-ARS, Athens GA
  • 2018 Aug – present: Assistant Professor, Department of Pathobiology & Veterinary Science, University of Connecticut


Research Interests

  • Molecular Epidemiology and Pathobiology of Infectious Diseases
  • Genomic Surveillance and Comparative Computational Analysis of Pathogens
  • Host-Pathogen Interactions
  • Vaccines for Avian Viruses




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