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Congratulations to Research Associate Sook-Kyung Lee from the Swanstrom Lab who received a R21 grant from National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

Sook-Kyung Lee, PhD

Sook-Kyung Lee has received a 2 year R21 grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). The grant title is “New and Simple Assay to Measure Latent HIV Reservoir Using Deep Sequencing Method”

Sook-Kyung Lee is currently a research associate in the lab of Dr. Ronald Swanstrom, professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship with Dr. Wei-Shau Hu in the HIV Drug Resistance Program at National Cancer Institute in Frederick, Maryland. Dr. Lee’s research focuses on uncovering resistance pathways to Darunavir-based potent HIV-1 protease inhibitors using deep sequencing method, developing an assay to accurately measure the latent HIV-1 reservoir, and developing a method to enhance the induction efficiency of HIV-1 proviruses in resting CD4+ T cells.