Dr. Youngjin Lee
Dr Youngjin Lee received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degree from the School of Pharmacy at the Sungkyunkwan University in Korea. After working a few years as a clinical pharmacist, he moved to United States for studying neuroscience at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Medical Center, and he began to do research on glial biology in the central nervous system (CNS) under the guidance of Dr Michael Brenner.
Neuron-glia energy metabolic coupling
Genetically modified mouse model
For PhD (HKPFS/UGC/Cornell joint program)/Research Assistant/internship position email at
Latest news and events
Congratulations to Tian Yang and Wing Kar Li for starting PhD study.
Congratulation! Abhimanyu Thakur (first student of the Dr. Lee's lab) successfully defended his PhD thesis on 1st Aug 2019.
Paper Published: Hasan, M., Murugappan, S. K., Wang, J., Ramkrishnan, A. S., Iqbal, Z., Lee, Y. & Li, Y., Schema-like learning and memory consolidation acting through myelination. FASEB Journal. 2019
Welcome Wing Kar Li (Research Assistant) to Dr. Lee's lab.
Abhimanyu Thakur did an oral presentation at "2018 International Symposium for Nanobiotechnology, Biosensors, and Biochips, Hong Kong".
Accepted Research Paper:
Qiu G, Thakur A, Xu C, Ng SP, Lee Y*, Wu CML*. Detection of Glioma-derived Exosomes with the Biotinylated Antibody-Functionalized Titanium Nitride Plasmonic Biosensor. Advanced Functional Materials. Dec 2018, 1806761
Welcome Rakesh Sidu (PhD student), Regina (M.Phil student), and Stephanie (FYP student) to Dr. Lee's lab.
Welcome Tian Yang (Research Assistant) to Dr. Lee's lab.
Abhimanyu Thakur participated in American Association of Cancer Research (AACR) Annual meeting-2018 held at Mc'Cormick Place, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Abhimanyu Thakur, Heng Zou, Mengsu Yang, Youngjin Lee. Augmented loading efficiency of doxorubicin into glioma-derived exosomes by an integrated microfluidic device [abstract]. In: Proceedings of the American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting 2018; 2018 Apr 14-18; Chicago, IL. Philadelphia (PA): AACR; Cancer Res 2018;78(13 Suppl):Abstract nr 3720. (Click here)
Abhimanyu Thakur presenting his research poster to a WHO delegate at AACR-2018, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Abhimanyu Thakur (5th from left) met with Prof. Goyal (6th from left) and his team at AACR-2018, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Congratulations to Abhimanyu Thakur who had been selected by College of Veterinary medicine & Life Sciences (CVMLS), CityU and the "Global Young Scientists Summit (GYSS) 2018" organising committee for a travel grant to participate in the GYSS-2018, North, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. The GYSS is a gathering of young scientists and researchers (PhD students and postdocs) from all over the world, with eminent international science and technology leaders ('speakers') in Singapore. It is a multi-disciplinary summit, covering topics ranging from chemistry, physics, medicine, mathematics, computer science and engineering. Speakers invited to the GYSS@one-north are globally recognized scientific leaders, who are recipients of the Nobel Prize, Fields Medal, Millennium Technology Prize, Turing Award and IEEE Medal of Honour.
Abhimanyu Thakur presenting his research poster to Prof. Randy Schekman, Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine (2013).
Abhimanyu Thakur with Prof. Takaaki Kajita, Nobel Prize in Physics (2015), Director of at the University of Tokyo.
Abhimanyu Thakur with Prof. Martin Chalfie, Nobel Prize in Chemistry (2008)
Abhimanyu Thakur (3rd from left) with Prof François Englert (5th from left), Nobel Prize in Physics (2013) and other nominated participants of GYSS-2018
19th October 2017
Dr. Lee received the "Early Career Award 2017/18" by Research Grants Council (RGC), Hong Kong
22nd August 2017
Abhimanyu Thakur was conferred with "CityU-SGS-Research Scholarship (2017-18)" and "Outstanding Academic Performance Award (OAPA)-2017" at CityU Hong Kong.
5th June 2017
Abhimanyu Thakur was conferred with "Best Poster Award" and an international conference travel grant of HKD 5000 in BMS Research gala, 2017, CityU Hong Kong
15th May 2017
Arijit Ghosh joined Dr. Lee's lab as a senior research assistant (SRA).
23rd March 2017
ExosomeRNA - an online platform highlighted "Direct detection of tumor-derived extracellular vesicles by self-assembly gold nanoisland-LSPR biosensor"
18th March 2017
Accepted Research Paper:
Thakur A#, Qiu G#, NG SP, Guan J, Yue J, Lee Y*, Wu CML*. Direct detection of two different tumor-derived extracellular vesicles by SAM-AuNIs LSPR biosensor. Biosensors and Bioelectronics. 94(2017): 400-407
Abhimanyu Thakur was conferred with "Best Presentation Award" in "PhD Student Research Seminar", BMS, CityU.