Sun Young Lee

Title(s)Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology and Physiology & Neuroscience
SchoolKeck School of Medicine of Usc
Address1537 Norfolk St.
Health Sciences Campus
Los Angeles CA 90033
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    ARVO Foundation 2009Eye Research/Retina Research Foundation Travel Grant
    Los Angeles Ophthalmology Society (LASO)2016Dr. Henry & Lilian Nesburn Award for Best Research by a Resident
    Women in Retina (WinR) Mentoring Program 2016Travel Grant
    Fellowship Research Award2017The Retina Society
    NIH2018Oklahoma Shared Clinical and Translational Resources (OSCTR) Translating Practice into Research (TPI
    Presbyterian Health Foundation (PHF)2019Clinician Scientist Development Award
    Women in Retin (WinR)/ American Society of Retina Specialist (ASRS)2021Mina Chung Research Award
    NIH/NEI 2022Institutional Mentored Physician Scientist Award

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    Dr. Lee is a clinician-scientist who has been highly trained as both a clinician and a scientist with a special passion for vision research. As an already fully trained vitreoretinal surgeon from South Korea, she completed her training again at top, nationally-ranked ophthalmology programs in the United States, including the Johns Hopkins University, University of Southern California, and University of Iowa for postdoctoral fellowship, ophthalmology residency, and vitreoretinal surgery fellowship training respectively. Dr. Lee’s research interest lies in studying the role of exosomes in retinal diseases and developing ocular exosome therapy including drug delivery, gene therapy and stem cell therapy.