Postdoc, Sooyeon Lee, receives Julius Axelrod Travel Award to SfN in New Orleans

Published: October 6th, 2012

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Sooyeon Lee, Postdoc Fellow in the laboratory of Dr. Lucia Notterpek received the prestegious Julius Axelrod Travel Award to attend the SfN conference in New Orleans, October 2012.  Sooyeon was 1 of 24 postdocs selecred to present their poster at the 6th Annual Julius Axelrod Symposium.

In the spirit of Dr. Axelrod’s research legacy to support the next generation of researchers,  the award was for applicants from academia, pharmaceutical and biotech companies, and government agencies whose research is aimed at the discovery of novel drug targets, ligands, and/or new methods that can be applied to the development of medications for neurological and psychiatric disorders of interest to NIDA, NIMH, and NINDS. 

Sooyeon LeeSooyeon received her undergraduate degree in Biomedical Engineering in 2003 from Columbia University in New York. After spending an additional year as a Research Assistant at Columbia University, in 2004 she continued her education as a graduate student at New York University. Sooyeon completed a combined MS and PhD program in Neuroscience and Physiology in the Department of Cell Biology and Psychiatry with Dr. Ralph Nixon as her advisor.  In December 2010, she joined the laboratory of Dr. Lucia Notterpek at the University of Florida McKnight Brain Institute in the Department of Neuroscience.