Lee, Jen-Jie

Postdoctoral Associate

Lee, Jen-Jie

Dr. Lee joined GGC in 2021 as a postdoc in the laboratory of Dr. Heather Flanagan-Steet. After received her Bachelors, Masters, and PhD degrees in Veterinary Pathobiology in Taiwan, Dr. Lee came to the U.S. in 2017 to start her postdoctoral training in Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. At GGC, Dr. Lee addresses questions of pathogenesis using zebrafish mutant lines, as well as developing new mutant lines to assess cellular processes altered during disease process. Dr. Lee will also work on the pathogenesis of lysosomal storage disorders and assist in discovering potential therapeutic strategies.

Contact Information:

Office: (864) 388-1804


  • B.S., D.M.V., Veterinary Medicine, National Pingtung University of Science and Technology, Taiwan, 2009
  • M.S., Veterinary Pathobiology, National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan, 2011
  • Ph.D., Veterinary Pathobiology, National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan, 2016
  • Postdoctoral associate, Cornell University, U.S., 2021
  • Postdoctoral associate, Greenwood Genetic Center, 2021-present

Selected Publications:

  • Zilch T, Lee JJ, Saleem M, Zhang H, Cortease V, Voris N, McDonough S, Divers T, Chang YF (2021). Equine Leptospirosis: Experimental Challenge of Leptospira Interrogans Serovar Bratislava Fails to Establish Infection in Naïve Horses. Equine Vet. J, 53(4): 845-854.
  • Zilch T, Lee JJ, Bressan G, McDonough S, Mohammed H, Divers T, Chang YF (2020). Evaluation of New Leptospira Antigens for the Diagnosis of Equine Leptospirosis: An Approach Using Pan-Genomic Analysis, Reverse Vaccinology and Antigenic Selection. Equine Vet J, 53(5): 1025-1035.
  • Lee JJ, Hsieh CL, Widman J, Mingala C, Villanueva M, Fen H, Divers T, Chang YF (2019). A Luminescence-Based Assay for Evaluating Bactericidal Antibody to Borrelia Burgdorferi in Vaccinated Horses’ Serum. Equine Vet J, 51(5): 669-673.
  • Liao SW, Lee JJ, Ptak CP, Wu YC, Hsuan SL, Kuo CJ, Chen TH (2018). Effects of L-Arabinose Efflux on λ Red Recombination-Mediated Gene Knockout in Multiple-Antimicrobial-Resistant Salmonella Enterica Serovar Choleraesuis. Arch Microbiol, 200(2): 219-225.
  • Wu YC, Chen CM, Kuo CJ, Lee JJ, Chen PC, Chang YC, Chen TH (2017). Prevalence and Molecular Characterization of Clostridium Difficile Isolated from a Pig Slaughterhouse, Pork, and Humans in Taiwan. Int J Food Microbiol, 242: 37-44.

Meet Ella

We will remember February 26th for the rest of our lives. On that day, we received the call from the Greenwood Genetic Center that they had discovered our daughter, Ella Marie, has Kleefstra syndrome. Very early on, my wife, Kelly, observed Ella being delayed in some of her milestones. Kelly monitored Ella’s progression and sought out testing in an effort to get Ella some assistance. Along the way, we were sent to GGC and met with LEARN MORE

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