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Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory

Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory

Dr. Yoosook Lee

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Yoosook Lee

Assistant Professor

Molecular Ecology, Population Genomics, Bioinformatics
yoosook.lee@ufl.edu

I study natural populations of arthropod vectors. Population Biology, Ecology and Evolution is particularly critical for disease vectors because, even in a single town, populations with limited gene flow show phenotypic differences important for public health and pest management. I am particularly interested in population divergence, dispersal, genetic variations associated with epidemiologically important phenotypes such as insecticide resistance and pathogen resistance. These aspects are critical in translating basic research of ecology and evolution to applied vector control efforts including the use of genetically altered mosquitoes. Dispersal has particular importance to innovative pest management strategies such as ‘Auto-Dissemination’ or genetically engineered mosquitoes.

My work involves next generation sequencing and big data analysis, most often combined with more traditional marker-based genotyping of large numbers of samples from natural populations for validation and generalization. Using a combination of genomics and bioinformatics tools, I develop multi-detection assays for species and hybrid identification, pathogen detection, chromosome inversion genotyping, and blood source detection for various insect species groups. My current research focus centers around arbovirus vectors such as Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus worldwide, and malaria vectors such as Anopheles funestus complex in southern Africa and Anopheles darlingi in Brazil.

I have extensive research mentoring experience for undergraduate students, graduate students and postdoctoral researchers. Many of my trainees including international scholars have published peer-reviewed articles with me. I am particularly proud of the fact that majority of undergraduate students have peer-review publications with me before they graduate. I welcome enthusiastic students interested in integrative approach in solving complex problem of vector-borne diseases.

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YooSook Lee

Assistant Professor

Molecular Ecology, Population Genomics, Bioinformatics
yoosook.lee@ufl.edu

  • PostDoctoral Researcher, University of California Davis, Population Genetics and Bioinformatics 2006-2010
  • Ph.D., Biology, University of California Los Angeles, 2006
  • B.S., Life Science, Pohang Institute of Science and Technology (POSTECH) 2000
YooSook Lee Thumbnail

Yoosook Lee

Assistant Professor

Molecular Ecology, Population Genomics, Bioinformatics
yoosook.lee@ufl.edu

Publications

Journals

1

2004

Manoukis NC, Lee Y, Vallejo E, Taylor CE. Detecting recurrent extinction in a metapopulations of Anopheles gambiae: preliminary results using simulation. Proceedings of the 6th WSEAS International Conference on Algorithm, Scientific Computing, Modeling and Simulation. WSEAS TRANSACTIONS on SYSTEMS, 3(4): 1623-1628.

2

2004

Lee Y, Riggle J, Collier TC, Stabler EP, Taylor CE. Adaptive Communication among Collaborative Agents: Preliminary Results with Symbol Grounding. Artificial Life and Robotics, 8(2): 127-132.

3

2005

Lee Y, Collier TC, Taylor CE, Stabler EP. Grammar Structure and the Dynamics of Language Evolution. Advances in Artificial Life: 8th European Conference, ECAL 2005, 624-633.

4

2005

Lee Y, Collier TC, Taylor CE, Stabler EP. The role of population structure in language evolution. Proceedings of the 10th International Symposium on Artificial Life and Robotics.

5

2007

Slotman MA, Tripet F, Cornel AJ, Meneses CR, Lee Y, Reimer LJ, Thiemann TC, Fondjo E, Fofana A, Traoré SF, Lanzaro GC. Evidence for subdivision within the M molecular form of Anopheles gambiae. Mol Ecol, 16(3): 639-49.

6

2008

Reimer L, Fondjo E, Patchoké S, Diallo B, Lee Y, Ng A, Ndjemai HM, Atangana J, Traore SF, Lanzaro G, Cornel AJ. Relationship between kdr mutation and resistance to pyrethroid and DDT insecticides in natural populations of Anopheles gambiae. J Med Entomol, 45(2): 260-6.

7

2008

Jung KH, Lee J, Dardick C, Seo YS, Cao P, Canlas P, Phetsom J, Xu X, Ouyang S, An K, Cho YJ, Lee GC, Lee Y, An G, Ronald PC. Identification and functional analysis of light-responsive unique genes and gene family members in rice. PLoS Genet, 4(8): e1000164. PMCID: PMC2515340.

8

2009

Lee Y, Meneses CR, Fofana A, Lanzaro GC. Desiccation resistance among subpopulations of Anopheles gambiae s.s. from Selinkenyi, Mali. J Med Entomol, 46(2): 316-20.

9

2009

Lee Y, Cornel AJ, Meneses CR, Fofana A, Andrianarivo AG, McAbee RD, Fondjo E, Traoré SF, Lanzaro GC. Ecological and genetic relationships of the Forest-M form among chromosomal and molecular forms of the malaria vector Anopheles gambiae sensu stricto. Malar J, 8: 75.

10

2009

Lee Y, Collier TC, Taylor CE, Olfati-Saber R. Simplicity from complexity: Emergence of cohesion in the evolutionary dynamics of grammar networks. Evol Ecol Res, 11(5): 433-445.

11

2010

Horton AA, Lee Y, Coulibaly CA, Rashbrook VK, Cornel AJ, Lanzaro GC, Luckhart S. Identification of three single nucleotide polymorphisms in Anopheles gambiae immune signaling genes that are associated with natural Plasmodium falciparum infection. Malar J, 9: 160. PMCID: PMC2896950.

12

2011

Ng'habi KR, Knols BGJ, Lee Y, Ferguson HM, Lanzaro GC. Population genetic structure of Anopheles arabiensis and Anopheles gambiae in a malaria endemic region of southern Tanzania. Malar J. 10: 289. PMCID:PMC3195206.

13

2011

Marsden CD, Lee Y, Neiman C, Sanford MR, Dinis J, Marins C, Rodrigues AR, Cornel AJ, Lanzaro GC. Asymmetric introgression between the M and S molecular forms of the malaria vector, Anopheles gambiae, maintains divergence despite extensive hybridisation. Mol Ecol, 20(23): 4983-4994. PMCID: PMC3222736.

14

2011

Sanford MR, Demirci B, Marsden CD, Lee Y, Cornel AJ, Lanzaro GC. Morphological Differentiation may Mediate Mate-Choice between Incipient Species of Anopheles gambiae s.s. PLoS One, 6(11): e27920. PMCID: PMC3221689.

15

2012

Wong J, Chu YY, Stoddard ST, Lee Y, Morrison AC, Scott TW. Microsatellite-Based Parentage Analysis of Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae) Using Non-Lethal DNA Sampling. J Med Entomol, 49(1): 85-93. PMCID: PMC3312012.

16

2012

Lee Y, Seifert SN, Nieman CC, McAbee RD, Goodell P, Fryxell RT, Lanzaro GC, Cornel AJ. High degree of single nucleotide polymorphisms in California Culex pipiens (Diptera;Culicidae) sensu lato. J Med Entomol. 2012 Mar;49(2):299-306. PMCID: PMC3553656.

17

2012

Lee Y, Seifert SN, Fornadel CM, Norris DE, Lanzaro GC. Single nucleotide polymorphisms for high-throughput genotyping of Anopheles arabiensis in East and Southern Africa. J Med Entomol, 49(2): 307-315. PMCID: PMC4089035.

18

2012

Demirci B, Lee Y, Lanzaro GC, Alten B. Identification and characterization of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in Culex theileri Theobald (Diptera: Culicidae). J Med Entomol, 49(3): 581-588.

19

2012

Demirci B, Lee Y, Lanzaro GC, Alten B. Altitudinal genetic and morphometric variation among populations of Culex theileri Theobald (Diptera: Culicidae) from northeastern Turkey. J Vector Ecol, 37(1): 197-209.

20

2012

Trout Fryxell RT, Nieman CC, Fofana A, Lee Y, Traore SF, Cornel AJ, Luckhart S, Lanzaro GC. Differential Plasmodium falciparum infection of Anopheles gambiae s.s. molecular and chromosomal forms in Mali. Malar J. 11:133. PMCID:PMC3441388.

21

2012

Trout Fryxell, RT, Seifert SN, Lee Y, Sacko A, Lanzaro G, Cornel A. The kdr mutation and knockdown time in Anopheles gambiae (Diptera: Culicidae) collected from Mali evaluated through a bottle bioassay and a novel insecticide treated net (ITN) bioassay. J Am Mosquito Control Assoc. 28(2):119-22

22

2012

Cornel A, Lee Y, Fryxell RT, Seifert S, Nieman C, Lanzaro G. Culex pipiense sensu lato in California: a complex within a complex? J Am Mos Control Assoc, 28(4s): 113-121.

23

2013

Marsden CD, Cornel A, Lee Y, Sanford MR, Norris LC, Goodell PB, Nieman CC, Han S, Rodrigues A, Denis J, Ouledi A, Lanzaro GC. An analysis of two island groups as potential sites for trials of transgenic mosquitoes for malaria control. Evol Appl, 6(4): 706-20. PMCID: PMC3684749.

24

2013

Lee Y, Collier TC, Sanford MR, Marsden CD, Fofana A, Cornel AJ, Lanzaro GC. Chromosome Inversions, Genomic Differentiation and Speciation in the African Malaria Mosquito Anopheles gambiae. PLoS One, 8(3): e57887. PMCID: PMC3603965.

25

2013

Sanford MR, Ramsay S, Cornel AJ, Marsden CD, Norris LC, Patchoke S, Fondjo E, Lanzaro GC, Lee Y. A preliminary investigation of the relationship between water quality and Anopheles gambiae larval habitats in Western Cameroon. Malar J. 12:225. PMCID: PMC3704728.

26

2013

Lee Y, Marsden CD, Norris, LC, Collier TC, Main BJ, Fofana A, Cornel AJ, Lanzaro GC. Spatio-temporal dynamics of gene flow and hybrid fitness between the M and S forms of the malaria mosquito, Anopheles gambiae. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 110(49):19854-9. PMCID: PMC3856788.

27

2014

Marsden CD, Lee Y, Kreppel K, Weakley A, Cornel A, Ferguson HM, Eskin E, Lanzaro GC. Diversity, differentiation and linkage disequilibrium: prospects for association mapping in the malaria vector, Anopheles arabiensis. G3, 4(1): 121-31. PMCID: PMC3887528.

28

2014

Lee Y, Marsden CD, Nieman C, Lanzaro GC. A new multiplex SNP genotyping assay for detecting hybridization and introgression between the M and S molecular forms of Anopheles gambiae. Mol Ecol Resourc, 14(2): 297-305. PMCID: PMC3947471.

29

2014

Sanford MR, Cornel AJ, Nieman CC, Dinis J, Marsden CD, Weakley AM, Han S, Rodrigues A, Lanzaro G, Lee Y. Plasmodium falciparum infection rates for some Anopheles spp. from Guinea­-Bissau, West Africa. F1000Research, 3(243). PMCID: PMC4215749.

30

2015

Norris LC, Main BJ, Lee Y, Collier T, Fofana A, Cornel AJ, Lanzaro GC. Adaptive introgression in an African malaria mosquito coincident with the increased usage of insecticide-treated bed nets. PNAS. 112(3):815-820. PMCID: PMC4311837.

31

2015

Ng'habi KR, Lee Y, Knols BG, Mwasheshi D, Lanzaro GC, Ferguson HM. Colonization of malaria vectors under semi-field conditions as a strategy for maintaining genetic and phenotypic similarity with wild populations. Malar J. 2015 Jan 21;14:10. doi: 10.1186/s12936-014-0523-0. PMCID: PMC4340333.

32

2015

Lee Y, Weakley AM, Nieman CC, Malvick J, Lanzaro GC. A multi-detection assay for malaria transmitting mosquitoes. J Vis Exp. 2015 Feb 28;(96):e52385. doi:10.3791/52385.

http://www.jove.com/video/52385/a-multi-detection-assay-for-malaria-transmitting-mosquitoes

33

2015

Lee Y, Olson N, Yamasaki Y, Chang A, Marsden CD, Lanzaro GC, Cornel AJ. Absence of KDR resistance alleles in the Union of the Comoros, East Africa. F1000research. 2015. 4:146. PMCID: PMC4544377.

34

2015

Lanzaro GC, Collier TC, Lee Y. Defining genetic, taxonomic and geographic boundaries among species of the Psorophora confinnis (Diptera:Culicidae) complex in the Americas. J Med Entomol. 2015; 52(5):907-17., DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jme/tjv084

35

2015

Main BJ, Lee Y, Norris LC, Collier TC, Fofana A, Cornel AJ, Lanzaro GC. Complex Genome Evolution in A. coluzzii Associated with Increased Insecticide Usage in Mali. Mol Ecol. Molecular Ecology, 24(20): 5145-5157. PMCID: PMC4615556.

36

2015

Nieman CC, Yamasaki Y, Collier TC, Lee Y. A DNA extraction protocol for improved DNA yield from individual mosquitoes. F1000research, 4: 1314. PMCID: PMC4743141.

37

2016

Cornel AJ, Holeman J, Nieman CC, Lee Y*, Smith C, Amorino M, Brisco K, Barrera R, Lanzaro GC, Mulligan III FS. Surveillance, insecticide resistance and control of an invasive Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae) population in California. F1000res. 5:194. doi: 10.12688/f1000research.8107.3. [*Lee Y – Corresponding author]. PMCID: PMC4857756.

38

2016

Maliti DV, Marsden CD, Main BJ, Govella NJ, Yamasaki Y, Collier TC, Kreppel K, Chiu JC, Lanzaro GC, Ferguson HM, Lee Y. Investigating associations between biting time in the malaria vector Anopheles arabiensis Patton and single nucleotide polymorphisms in circadian clock genes: support for sub-structure among An. arabiensis in the Kilombero valley of Tanzania. Parasit Vectors. 2016. 9(1):109. Doi: 10.1186/s13071-016-1394-8. PMCID: PMC4769569.

39

2016

Brisco KK, Cornel AJ, Lee Y, Mouatcho J, Braaack L. Comparing efficacy of a sweep net and a dip method for collection of mosquito larvae in large bodies of water in South Africa. F1000res. 5:713. (doi: 10.12688/f1000research.8351.1) *** INDEXED ***

40

2016

Cornel AJ, Brisco KK, Tadei WP, Secundino NF, Galardo AKR, Medeiros JF, Pessoa FAC, Rios-Velasquez CM, Lee Y, Pimenta PFP, Lanzaro GC. Anopheles darlingi polytene chromosomes: revised maps including newly described inversion and evidence for population structure in Manaus. Memorias. 2016. 111(5):335-346. PMCID: PMC4878303.

41

2016

Main BJ, Lee Y, Kreppel KS, Ferguson HM, Collier TC, Kihonda A, Govella NJ, Kang EY, Nieman CC, Weakley AM, Eskin E, Cornel AJ, Lanzaro GC. The Genetic Basis of host preference and indoor resting behavior in the major African malaria vector, An. arabiensis. PLoS Genetics. 12(9): e1006303. doi:10.1371/journal.pgen.1006303. PMCID:
PMC5025075.

42

2018

Cornel AJ, Lee Y, Almeida APG, Johnson T, Mouatcho J, Venter M, de Jager C, Braack L. Mosquito community composition in South Africa and some neighboring countries. Parasites and Vectors. 11:331. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13071-018-2824-6. PMCID:

PMC5984792

43

2018

Loiseau C, Melo M, Lee Y, Pereira H, Hanemaaijer M, Lanzaro G, Cornel AJ. High endemism of mosquitoes on São Tomé and Principe Islands: evaluating the general dynamic model in a worldwide island comparison. Insect Conservation and Diversity. https://doi.org/10.1111/icad.12308 

44

2018

Jones CM, Lee Y, Kitchen A, Collier T, Pringle JC, Muleba M, Irish S, Stevenson JC, Coetzee M, Cornel AJ, Norris DE, Carpi G. Complete Anopheles funestus mitogenomes reveal an ancient history of mitochondrial lineages and their distribution in southern and central Africa. Scientific Reports. 8:9054. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-27092-y. PMCID:PMC5997999

45

2018

Schmidt H, Hanemaaijer MJ, Cornel AJ, Lanzaro GC, Braack L, Lee Y. Complete mitogenome sequence of Aedes (Stegomyia) aegypti derived from field isolates from California and South Africa. Mitochondrial DNA Part B. 3:2, 994-995, 

https://doi.org/10.1080/23802359.2018.1495117 

46

2018

Hanemaaijer MJ, Collier TC, Chang A, Shott CC, Houston PD, Schmidt H, Main BJ, Cornel AJ, Lee Y, Lanzaro GC. The fate of genes that cross species boundaries after a major hybridization event in a natural mosquito population. Mol Ecol. 27(24):4978-4990.

doi: https://doi.org/10.1111/mec.14947.

47

2019

Lee Y, Schmidt H, Collier TC, Conner WR, Hanemaaijer MJ, Slatkin M, Marshall

JM, Chiu JC, Smartt CT, Lanzaro GC, Mulligan FS, Cornel AJ. Genome-wide

divergence among invasive populations of Aedes aegypti in California.BMC

  1. 20(1):204. doi: https://doi.org/10.1186/s12864-019-5586-4

48

2019

(v1 in 2018)

Hanemaaijer MJ, Houston P, Collier TC, Norris LC, Fofana A, Lanzaro GC, Cornel AJ, Lee Y. Mitochondrial genomes of Anopheles arabiensis, An. gambiae and An. coluzzii show no clear species division. F1000 Research. 7:347 (doi: 10.12688/f1000research.13807.2) ** INDEXED **

49

2019

Hanemaaijer MJ, Higgins H, Eralp I, Yamasaki Y, Becker N, Kirstein OD, Lanzaro GC, Lee Y. Introgression between Anopheles gambiae and Anopheles coluzzii in Burkina Faso and its associations with kdr resistance and Plasmodium infection. Malaria J. 18:127. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12936-019-2759-1 

50

2019

Tabuloc CA, Lewald KM, Conner WR, Lee Y, Lee EK, Cain AB, Godfrey KE, Pujol JA, Agustí N, Zalom FG, Chiu JC. Sequencing of Tuta absoluta genome to facilitate the development of SNP genotyping assays for species identification. J. Pest Sci. doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10340-019-01116-6 

51

2019

Torres MG, Weakley AM, Hibbert JD, Kirstein OD, Lanzaro GC, Lee Y. Ethanol as potential mosquito sample storage medium for RNA preservation. F1000Research. 8:1431 (https://doi.org/10.12688/f1000research.20162.1) *** INDEXED ***

52

2019

Guagliardo SAJ, Lee Y, Pierce A, Wong J, Chu YY, Morrison AC, Astete H, Brosi B, Vazquez-Prokopec G, Scott TW, Kitron U, Stoddard ST. The genetic structure of Aedes aegypti populations is driven by boater traffic in the Peruvian Amazon. PLoS Neg Trop Dis. 13(9):e0007552. http://www.plosntds.org/article/info:doi/10.1371/journal.pntd.0007552 

53

2019

Martinez-Villegas L, Assiss-Geraldo J, Koerich LB, Collier TC, Lee Y, Main BJ, Lanzaro GC, Pimenta PFP. Characterization of the complete mitogenome of Anopheles aquasalis, and phylogenetic divergences among Anopheles from diverse geographic zones. PLoS One 14(9): e0219523. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0219523

54

2019

Schmidt H, Lee Y, Collier TC, Hanemaaijer MJ, Kirstein OD, Ouledi A, Muleba M, Norris DE, Slatkin M, Cornel AJ, Lanzaro GC. Transcontinental dispersal of Anopheles gambiae occurred from West African origin via serial founder events. Commun Biol. 2019 9;2:473. doi: 10.1038/s42003-019-0717-7. PMCID: PMC6923408.

55

2020

Li M, Yang T, Kandul N, Bui M, Gamez S, Raban R, Bennett J, Sanchez C. HM, Lanzaro GC, Schmidt H, Lee Y, Marshall JM, Akbari OS. Development of a Confinable Gene-Drive System in the Human Disease Vector, Aedes aegypti. eLife. 9:e51701. https://elifesciences.org/articles/51701 

56

2020

Cornel AJ, Bargielowski IE, Collier TC, Weakley AM, Blosser EM, Lanzaro GC, Hulshof K, Braks MAH, Lee Y. Complete mitogenome sequences of Aedes (Howardina) busckii and Aedes (Ochlerotatus) taeniorhynchus from the Caribbean Island of Saba. Mitochondrial DNA Part B. 3:2, 994-995, DOI: 10.1080/23802359.2018.1495117

57

2020

Schmidt H, Collier TC, Hanemaaijer MJ, Houston PD, Lee Y, Lanzaro GC. Abundance of conserved CRISPR-Cas9 target sites within the highly polymorphic genomes of Anopheles and Aedes mosquitoes. Nat Commun. 2020 Mar 18;11(1):1425. doi: 10.1038/s41467-020-15204-0. PMCID:PMC7080748.

58

2020

Braack L, Bornman R, Kruger T, Dahan Y, Gilbert A, Kaiser M, Oliver S, Cornel AJ, Lee Y, Norris DE, Coetzee M, Brooke B, De Jager C. Review of malaria vectors and vector surveillance in Limpopo Province, South Africa. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 17(11), 4125; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17114125 

59

2020

Carballar-Lejarazú R, Ogaugwu C, Tushar T, Kelsey A, Pham TB, Murphy J, Schmidt H, Lee Y, Lanzaro G, James AA. Next-generation gene drive for population modification of the malaria vector mosquito, Anopheles gambiae. PNAS.  https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.2010214117

60

2020

Niang A, Sawadogo S, Hamidou M, Lassana K, Ousmane F, Lee Y, Dabiré R, Diabate A, Tripet F. Perfect association between spatial swarm segregation and the X-chromosome speciation island in hybridizing Anopheles coluzzii and Anopheles gambiae populations. *** Submitted to PLoS Genetics ***

61

2020

Kreppel KS, Viana M, Main BJ, Johnson PCD, Govella NJ, Lee Y, Meza FC, Kihonda AM, Ferguson HM. Emergence of behavioural avoidance strategies of malaria vectors in areas of high LLIN coverage in Tanzania. Scientific Reports 2020 Sep3;10(1)14527.doi:10.1038/s41598-020-71187-4.  PMCID:PMC7471940

62

2020

Long KC, Alphey L, Bloss CS, Campbell KJ, Champer J, Chen C, Choudhary A, Church GM, Collins JP, Cooper KL, Delborne JA, Edwards OR, Emerson CI, Esvelt K, Evans SW, Friedman RM, Gantz VM, Gould F, Hartley S, Heitman E, Hemingway J, Kanuka H, Kuzma J, Lee Y, Lunshof JE, Marshall JM, Messer PW, Montell C, Oye KA, Palmer MJ, Papathanos PA, Paradkar PN, Piaggio AJ, Rasgon JL, Rašić G, Rudenko L, Saah JR, Scott MJ, Snow AA, Sutton JT, Vorsino A, Akbari OS. Core commitments for field trials of gene drive organisms. Science *** SUBMITTED ***

63

2020

Campos M, Crepeau M, Lee Y, Gripkey H, Rompão H, Cornel AJ, Pinto J, Lanzaro, GC. Complete mitogenome sequence of Anopheles coustani from São Tomé island. Mitochondrial DNA Part B. 5:3, 3394-3396, https://doi.org/10.1080/23802359.2020.1823273

“INDEXED” means the article has gone through peer-review process and thus available in search engine such as PUBMED.

Manuscripts in preparation

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Houston PD, Weakley AM, Gripkey HF, Hanemaaijer MJ, Blosser EM, Crepeau M, Person KJJ, Main BJ, Cornel AJ, Lee Y [corresponding author], Bargielowski IE, Lanzaro GC. A MALDI-TOF based SNP genotyping assay for detecting four different types of arboviruses in mosquito samples. 

Kirstein OD, Sawaya R, Haddad Z, Chang A, Weakley AM, Gripkey HF, Person KJJ, Schmidt H, Fofana A, Traore SF, Collier, TC, Cornel AJ, Lanzaro GC, Lee Y. Widespread hybridization events in multiple African malaria vectors and climate related factors in Mali, West Africa.

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Lee Y, Brisco K, Holeman J, Amorino M, Smith C, Mulligan FS, Cornel AJ. Operational considerations for insecticide resistance monitoring of Aedes (Stegomyia) aegypti in Central Valley, California.

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Lee Y, Souvannaseng L, Collier TC, Main BJ, Norris LC, Fofana A, Nieman CC, Tiffany CM, Mulleague M, Weakley A, Traore SF, Cornel AJ, Luckhart S, Lanzaro GC. ­­Evidence for divergent selection on immune genes between the African malaria vectors, Anopheles coluzzii and A. gambiae. 

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[author list tentative] Lee Y, Jones CM, Carpi G, Collier TC, Pringle J, Muleba M, Braack L, Cornel AJ, Norris DE. Spatial and temporal divergence of Anopheles funestus populations in southern and central Africa. 

Other Research Publications

2003

[Proceedings] Kobele GM, Riggle J, Collier TC, Lee Y, Lin Y, Yao Y, Taylor CE, Stabler EP. Grounding as Learning. Proceedings of the Workshop on Language Evolution.

2003

[Proceedings] Stabler EP, Collier TC, Kobele GM, Lee Y, Lin Y, Riggle J, Yao Y, Taylor CE. The learning and emergence of mildly context sensitive languages. ECAL 2003: European Conference on advances in Artificial Life, 2801: 525-534.

2016

[Poster] Yamasaki YK, Nieman CC, Chang AN, Collier TC, Main BJ, Lee Y. Improved tools for genomic DNA library construction of small insects. F1000Res. 5:211. doi: 10.7490/f1000research.1111322.1 http://f1000research.com/posters/5-211.

2016

[Poster] Collier TC, Nieman CC, Chiu JC, Slatkin M, Marshall JM, Yamasaki YK, Main BJ, Cornel AJ, Lanzaro GC, Lee Y. Genomic estimation of dispersal for African malaria vectors. UC Davis Signature Research in Genomics Symposium.

2018

October 10, [POSTER] Blosser E, Bargielowski I, Lee Y, Lanzaro G. Interspecific mating in invasive Aedes species in California. The 48th Annual Conference of the Society for Vector Ecology. Yosemite, CA

2018

October 10, [POSTER] Schmidt H, Lee Y, Hanemaaijer M, Kirstein O, Marshall J, Collier T, Slatkin M, Cornel A, Lanzaro G. Population genomic evaluation of Mali and the Comoros for the release of genetically engineered mosquitoes for malaria control. The 48th Annual Conference of the Society for Vector Ecology. Yosemite, CA

2018

October 10, [POSTER] Kirstein OD, Lee Y, Hanemaaijer M, Schmidt H, Weakley A, Chang A, Gripkey H, Cornel A, Lanzaro G. Interspecific introgression as a mechanism for the evolution of insecticide resistance in in African malaria vectors. The 48th Annual Conference of the Society for Vector Ecology. Yosemite, CA

2018

October 10, [POSTER] Hanemaaijer M, Gripkey H, Weakley A, Person K, Schmidt H, Kirstein O, Lee Y, Cornel A, Lanzaro G. How did Anopheles coluzzii from Sao Tome and Principe acquire the kdr allele? The 48th Annual Conference of the Society for Vector Ecology. Yosemite, CA

2019

June 8, 2019. [POSTER] Bargielowski I, Lee Y, Blosser E, Collier T, Cornel A, Lanzaro GC. Genomic adaptation in Aedes aegypti in California. Bay Area Population Genomics Group Meeting, Stanford, CA.

2019

June 8, 2019. [POSTER] Houston P, Bargielowski I, Blosser E, Weakley A, Gripkey H, Person K, Barker C, Main B, Cornel A, Lee Y, Lanzaro GC. Development of arboviruses detection assay using viral genome data. Bay Area Population Genomics Group Meeting, Stanford, CA.

2019

September 22-26. [POSTER] Blosser E, Bargielowski I, Lee Y, Collier T, Cornel AJ, Lanzaro G. Genomic adaptation in Aedes aegypti in California. The 49th Annual Conference of the Society for Vector Ecology. Puerto Rico

2019

September 22-26. [POSTER] Lee Y, Collier T, Bargielowski I, Blosser E, Cornel AJ, Lanzaro G. Population structure of Aedes aegypti in the Dutch Caribbean. The 49th Annual Conference of the Society for Vector Ecology. Puerto Rico

2019

November 6. [POSTER] Gripkey HF, Campos M, Lumley A, Lee Y. Improved tools for genomic DNA library construction of small insects (2019 Update). The Bay Area Population Genomics Meeting XVIII. Berkeley, CA.

2019

[Proceedings] Lee Y, Schmidt H, Collier TC, Weakley AM, Gripkey H, Person K, Brisco K, Fonseca N, Bargielowski IE, Blosser EM, Mulligan FS, Rosario-Cruz R, Lanzaro GC, Cornel AJ. Population genomics of Aedes aegypti in California. In Proceedings and Papers of the Eighty-Seventh Annual Conference of the Mosquito and Vector Control Association of California. Dec. 2019. ISSN 1554-4974. 87(1): 23-29.

Abstracts

2008

Lee Y, Meneses CR, Fofana A, Andrianarivo AG, McAbee RD, Fondjo E, Traore SF, Cornel AJ, Lanzaro GC. Ecological and Genetic Relationship of the Forest-M Form among Chromosomal and Molecular Forms of the Malaria Vector Anopheles gambiae s.s. 57th ASTMH Annual Meeting Abstract Book, 16.

2010

Horton AA, Souvannasang L, Lee Y, Coulibaly CA, Cornel AJ, Lanzaro GC, Luckhart S. Disease Association Mapping in Anopheles gambiae: What Is the Effect of Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms on Malaria Infection? 59th ASTMH Annual Meeting Abstract Book, 83(5 supplement): 256.

2011

Sanford MR, Demirci B, Marsden CD, Lee Y, Cornel AJ, Lanzaro GC. Wing Size Differentiation between the Incipient Species of Anopheles gambiae s.s. and its Potential Role in Assortative Mating. 60th ASTMH Annual Meeting Abstract Book, 85(6 supplement): 310.

2011

Trout Fryxell RT, Seifert SN, Lee Y, Lanzaro G, Cornel A. Potential Genotypic Identification of the below Ground Phenotype in the Culex pipiens Complex in California Using SNP Genotyping. 60th ASTMH Annual Meeting Abstract Book, 85(6 supplement): 480.

2013

Marsden C, Han S, Weakley A, Kreppel K, Cornel A, Ferguson H, Lee Y, Eskin E, Lanzaro G. Genetic Diversity and Linkage Disequilibrium in the Anopheles arabiensis Genome, as Revealed by Whole Genome Sequencing. 62nd ASTMH Annual Meeting Abstract Book, 89(5 supplement): 20.

2013

Norris LC, Lee Y, Fofana A, Lanzaro G. Dynamics Of Kdr and Speciation Island Introgression between Anopheles gambiae Molecular Forms in Southern Mali. 62nd ASTMH Annual Meeting Abstract Book, 89(5 supplement): 339.

2014

Sarah Anne J. Guagliardo, Yoosook Lee, Jacklyn Wong, Yui Yin Chu, Helvio Astete, Thomas W. Scott, Steven T. Stoddard. Aedes aegypti population structure is driven by boater traffic in the Peruvian Amazon. 63rd ASTMH Annual Meeting Abstract Book, 91 (5 supplement): 238.

2014

Nilton B. Rodrigues, Rejane C. Simoes, Nagila F. Secundino, Yoosook Lee, Wanderli P. Tadei, Paulo F. Pimenta, Gregory Lanzaro. Association of single nucleotide polymorphisms in immune response pathways genes, and susceptibility/resistance phenotypes of Anopheles darlingi to Plasmodium vivax. 63rd ASTMH Annual Meeting Abstract Book, 91 (5 supplement): 413.

2016

[Abstract] Jones CM, Lee Y, Collier T, Pringle JC, Carpi G, Stevenson J, Coetzee M, Muleba M, Yamasaki Y, Cornel AJ, Norris DE for the Southern Africa International Centers of Excellence for Malaria Research. Population Structure of Anopheles funestus in Southern Africa. 65th ASTMH Annual Meeting Abstract Book, 95 (5 supplement): 446.

2020

[Abstract] Mack L, Kelly T, Brisco K, Lee Y, Cornel A, Attardo G. Pairing individual resistance phenotype information with SNP data in Aedes aegypti from California. In Proceedings and Papers of the Eighty-Eighth Annual Conference of the Mosquito and Vector Control Association of California. 2020. ** Accepted **

2020

León TM, Sánchez HMC, Lee Y, Marshall J. New methods for modeling Anopheles gambiae s.l. movement with environmental and genetic data. ASTMH Annual Meeting ** Submitted **

2021

Lee Y. Leveraging genomics for integrated mosquito control in Dutch Caribbean islands region. Symposium on "Leveraging genomics and biotechnology for integrated pest management to address challenges of  global food security”, XXVI International Congress of Entomology, Helsinki, Finland, July 19-24, 2020 ** Accepted (Invited presentation); Meeting postponed to 2021 due to COVID-19**

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Yoosook Lee

Assistant Professor

Molecular Ecology, Population Genomics, Bioinformatics
yoosook.lee@ufl.edu
Honors & Awards

2003

Best Paper Award, 8th International conference on artificial life and robotics, Bepbu, Japan.

2008

William C. Reeves New Investigator Award 3rd place winner, 2008 Mosquito and Vector Control Association of California Annual Conference. Palm Springs, CA.

2010

BioMed Central Open Data Award 2009 Winner at the 4th BioMed Central Annual Research Award, London, UK, June 10, 2010

2010

Journal of Medical Entomology 2009 Editor's Choice Award for Lee et al. 2009. JME.

2014

Featured article (Sanford et al. 2014) on F1000Research

2015

Research highlights on Nature and PNAS for an article, Norris et al. 2015. PNAS

2015

Cover of Journal of Medical Entomology, http://jme.oxfordjournals.org/content/52/5/i1, for Lanzaro et al. 2015, JME.

2016

Featured article (Main et al. 2016) on PLoS Genetics on the week of Sep. 16, 2016.

2018

  • 5 Step promotion to Associate Researcher position in recognition of excellence in research at UC Davis.

2018

Hanemaaijer et al. 2018 chosen as “On the Cover” article for early 2019 edition. A perspective written by Barton N on Hanemaaijer et al. 2018 on Molecular Ecology.