Dr. Kong-Joo Lee is a distinguished scientist and professor, and the recipient of numerous prizes and awards, including the Korea Loreal-UNESCO Award (2012). She served as Advisor for Science and Technology to President Moon of the Republic of Korea (2019 – 2020). A graduate of Ewha Womans University, she received her doctorate in Chemistry from Stanford University (1986). After completing post-doctoral training in Cancer Biology at Stanford Medical School, she became senior research scientist at the Korea Research Institute of Standards and Science (KRISS) (1989-1994). Dr. Lee became a member of KAST (Korea Academy of Science and Technology) in 2007. Her research focuses on protein regulation in ROS-related signaling processes related to cancer metastasis and angiogenesis, employing cutting-edge technology by developing the methodology for redox-proteomics.
Dr. Lee has been a professor at Ewha Womans University since 1994, holding leadership positions as Chair of the Division of Molecular Life Sciences (1999-2006) ; Chair Professor (2015-2018); Provost for Research Affair/Industry-Academy Collaboration (2005-2006); and Dean of Graduate School (2010-2014). She served as the President of the Korean Association of Women in Science and Engineering (KWSE), focusing on women’s leadership in STEM (2006). In 2011, she was elected as President of the International Network of Women Engineers and Scientists (INWES), a position she held until October 2017, where she successfully expanded global women’s networks in science and engineering, including launching three regional networks – Asia Pacific Nation Network (APNN), African Regional Network (ARN) and INWES Europe.
All sessions by Kong-Joo Lee
Panel Webinar: Gender Norms and STEM: Family Decision-Making, the Unpaid Care Burden, and the Challenges/Benefits of Creating Diverse Teams