Dong-Hun Lee D.V.M., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Atwater Laboratory, Room A-115A (Lab A-130)

Phone: 860-486-1138

E-mail address:

Laboratory: Genomics and Molecular Epidemiology Research (GaMER) Lab -  

 We use an interdisciplinary combination of high-throughput genome sequencing, computational biology, phylogenetic analysis, and traditional molecular biology and virology. We hope that, through our research, we can better understand the genetic diversity and evolutionary dynamics of rapidly mutating viruses in animals.  


  • 2007 D.V.M., Konkuk University, South Korea
  • 2013 Ph.D., Dept. of Vet. Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Konkuk University, South Korea

Research Experience

  • 2013 Mar-July: Visiting Scholar, Department of Veterinary Pathology, University of Saskatchewan, Canada 
  • 2013 Sep - 2014 Feb: Post-doctoral researcher, Konkuk University, South Korea
  • 2014 Mar – 2014 Oct: Research professor, Konkuk University, South Korea
  • 2014 Nov – 2018 Jul: Post-doctoral researcher, U.S. National Poultry Research Center, USDA-ARS, Athens GA
  • 2018 Aug – present: Assistant Professor, Department of Pathobiology & Veterinary Science, University of Connecticut

Research Interests

  • Molecular epidemiology and pathobiology of avian pathogens
  • Metagenomics and comparative genomic analysis of viral pathogens
  • Host-pathogen interactions
  • Vaccines for avian viruses



Contact Us

Pathobiology and Veterinary Science
College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources
61 North Eagleville Road, Unit-3089
Telephone: (860) 486-4000
Fax: (860) 486-2794