Dr. Joslynn Lee

Dr. Joslynn Lee
Assistant Professor of Chemistry


  • Biochemistry
  • Computational Chemistry
  • Genomics
  • Bioinformatics


  • Ph.D., Chemistry, Northeastern University, Boston, MA, 2014
  • B.S., Biochemistry & Cellular & Molecular Biology, Fort Lewis College, Durango, CO, 2006


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About Dr. Joslynn Lee

Joslynn Lee is an Assistant Professor of Biochemistry at Fort Lewis College. She joined the college in 2019. Dr. Lee has a broad background in bioinformatics, with specific training and expertise on next-generation sequencing data. Her current research includes bioinformatics in course-based research experience targeted for American Indian and Alaskan Native students. Dr. Lee's earlier publications begin in computational chemistry and molecular modeling. Shifting into other genomic data sets to utilize developed tools and generate new pipelines for data analysis. 

Selected Publications

1. Bolyen, E.; Rideout, J.R.; Dillon, M.R.; Bokulich, N.A.; Abnet, C.; Al-Ghalith, G.A.; Alexander, H.; Alm, E.J.; Arumugam, M.; Asnicar, F.; et al. (2019) Reproducible, interactive, scalable and extensible microbiome data science using QIIME

2. Nat. Biotechnol 37:852-857. 2. Mills, CL, Garg, R., Lee, J.S., Tian, L., Suciu, A., Cooperman, G.D., Beuning, P., Ondrechen, MJ. (2018) Functional classification of protein structures by local structure matching in graph representation. Protein Science. 27(6):1125-1135.

3. Zhang, Y., Lee, J.K., Toso, E.A., Lee, J.S., Choi S.H., Slattery, M.G., Aihara, H., Kyba, M. (2016). DNAbinding sequence specificity of DUX4. Skelet Muscle 6(8).

4. Loganathan, R., Lee, J.S., Wells, M.B., Slattery, M.G., Andrew, D.J. (2016) Ribbon regulates morphogenesis of the Drosophila embryonic salivary gland through both transcriptional repression and activation. Dev Biol 409(1): 234-250.

5. Thomas, R., Lee, JS, Chevalier, V., Selesniemi, K., Hatfield, S., Ondrechen, MJ, Sitkovsky, M, Jones, GB. (2013) Design and evaluation of xanthine based adenosine receptor antagonists: Potential hypoxia targeted immunotherapies. Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry. 21, 23, 7453-7464.

6. Wang. Z., Yin, P., Lee. J.S., Parasuram, R., Somarowthu, S., Ondrechen, MJ. (2013) “Protein Function Annotation with Structurally Aligned Local Sites of Activity (SALSAs), BMC Bioinformatics. 14(Suppl 3):S13.

7. Parasuram, R., Lee, J. S., Yin, P., Somarowthu, S., Ondrechen, MJ. (2010) Functional Classification of Protein 3D Structures From Predicted Local Interaction Sites. Journal of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology. 8, SI1, 1-15.

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