Sujin Lee, PhD
Dr. Sujin Lee received her PhD in Viral Immunology from University of Tennessee. Her research interests are respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) vaccine and T-cell immune responses to pathogens. Her current focus is the development of peptide-based vaccine using CD8 and CD4 epitopes with Toll-like receptor (TLR) agonists as adjuvants. Also, she is studying the host immune response to RSV vaccination in the settings of immunocompetence and immunosenescence using a mouse model of aging. Her ultimate goals are 1) to understand the underlying mechanisms how immune responses are regulated by RSV infection or vaccination, 2) to generate the most efficient protective memory immune responses, 3) to define the role of helper T cells in the regulation of cytotoxic T cell responses to RSV antigens, and 4) to establish a basis for a novel vaccine strategy against RSV to make RSV vaccines to prevent RSV disease.