Miler Lee

  • Program Years: 2005-2009
  • Academic Institution: University of Pennsylvania
  • Field of Study: Genomics and Computational Biology
  • Academic Advisor: Junhyong Kim
  • Practicum(s):
    Sandia National Laboratories, New Mexico (2007)
  • Degree(s):
    Ph.D. Genomics and Computational Biology, University of Pennsylvania, 2009
    M.S. Computer Science, Stanford University, 2002
    B.S. Symbolic Systems, 2000

Current Status

  • Status: Assistant Professor, Dept of Biological Sciences
  • Research Area: Computational Biology, Developmental Genetics


Lee MT#, Bonneau AR#, Giraldez AJ‡. Zygotic genome activation during the maternal-to-zygotic transition. 2014. Annu Rev Cell Dev Biol 30(1), 18.1-18.33.

Lee MT#, Bonneau AR#, Takacs CM, Bazzini AB, DiVito KR, Fleming ES, Giraldez AJ. 2013. Nanog, Pou5f1 and SoxB1 activate zygotic gene expression during the maternal-to-zygotic transition. Nature 503(7476), 360-364.

Bazzini AA#, Lee MT#, Giraldez AJ. 2012. Ribosome profiling shows that miR-430 reduces translation before causing mRNA decay in zebrafish. Science 336(6078), 233-237.

Buckley PT#, Lee MT#, Sul JY, Miyashiro KY, Bell TJ, Fisher SA, Kim J, Eberwine J. 2011. Cytoplasmic
intron retention provides multiple mechanisms for localizing dendritic mRNAs. Neuron 69(5), 877-884.

Lee MT, Kim J. 2008. Self containment, a property of modular RNA structures, distinguishes microRNAs. PLoS Comput Biol 4(8), e1000150.


Ruth L. Kirschstein NRSA (F32) Fellowship, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health, 2012-2015
Saul Winegrad, M.D., Award for Outstanding Dissertation, 2010
Bing Fellowship for undergraduate research in ecology, 1998