Peiyun Lee
Phone: 310-794-9489
Office: 312 Hershey
Lab: 3337 Young


B.S., University of California, Los Angeles, Cell And Molecular Biology 1999
Ph.D., California Institute of Technology, Biology 2007

Research Interests

I teach MCDB 104AL, a discovery based laboratory course on developmental biology. In the class we use the purple sea urchin, Strongylocentrotus purpuratus, as the model organism. During the quarter, students will attempt to clone and study the expression patterns of genes involved in sea urchin embryogenesis. In addition to MCDB 104AL, I also teach MCDB 138, MCDB 141 and MCDB 191.

Selected Publications

Lee, P.Y., Costumbrado, J., Hsu, C. and Kim, Y.H., "Agarose gel electrophoresis for the separation of DNA fragments", Journal for Visualized Experiments 62: (2012).

Nam, J., Su, Y.H., Lee, P.Y., Robertson, A.J., Coffman, J.A. and Davidson, E.H., "Cis-regulatory control of the nodal gene, initiator of the sea urchin oral ectoderm gene network", Developmental Biology 306: 860-869 (2007).

Lee, P.Y., Nam, J. and Davidson, E.H., "Exclusive developmental functions of gatae cis-regulatory modules in the Strongylocentrorus purpuratus embryo", Developmental Biology 307: 434-445 (2007).

Sea Urchin Genome Consortium, "). The Genome of the Sea Urchin Strongylocentrotus purpuratus", Science 314: 941-952 (2006).