Mijoon Lee

Research Professor

B44A Mccourtney Hall
Notre Dame, IN 46556
+1 574-631-7348


Research Areas

  • Biochemistry

Research Specialties

  • Measurement

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Year Title
2023-present Research Professor, University of Notre Dame
2017-2023 Associate Research Professor, University of Notre Dame
2008-2017 Assistant Professional Specialist, University of Notre Dame
2003-2007 Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Notre Dame
2001-2003 Postdoctoral Research Associate, Wayne State University
2002 Ph.D. in Chemistry, Pohang University of Science and Technology, Pohang, South Korea
1995 B.S. in Chemistry, Pohang University of Science and Technology, Pohang, South Korea

Research Interests

Research Support Services

Dr. Lee joined the Mass Spectrometry and Proteomics Facility of the University in 2018. She specializes in LC/MS and LC/MS/MS methods development for small molecules and peptidoglycan analysis using electrospray ionization (ESI).

Selected Publications

  • Kim, C.; Lee, M.; Birhanu, B. T.; Hesek, D.; Chang, M. Y. and Mobashery, S. "Synthesis of Muramyl-D-Lactam in Spore Peptidoglycan of Clostridioides Difficile" 2023 ChemBioChem. DOI: 10.1002/cbic.202300282.
  • Kim, C.; Tomoshige, S.; Lee, M.; Zgurskaya, H. I. and Mobashery, S. "Penetration through Outer Membrane and Efflux Potential in Pseudomonas Aeruginosa of Bulgecin A as an Adjuvant to Beta-Lactam Antibiotics" 2023 Antibiotics-Basel, 12 (2), 368.DOI: 10.3390/antibiotics12020358.
  • Martínez-Caballero, S.; Freton, C.; Molina, R.; Bartual, S. G.; Gueguen-Chaignon, V.; Mercy, C.; Gago, F.; Mahasenan, K. V.; Muñoz, I. G.; Lee, M.; Hesek, D.; Mobashery, S.; Hermoso, J. A.; and Grangeasse, C. "Molecular basis of the final step of cell division in Streptococcus pneumoniae" 2023 Cell Reports,  42 (7), 112756. doi: 10.1016/j.celrep.2023.112756.
  • Toth, M.; Stewart, N. K.; Smith, C. A.; Lee, M. J. and Vakulenko, S. B. "The L,D-Transpeptidase Ldt(Ab) from Acinetobacter Baumannii is Poorly Inhibited by Carbapenems and has a Unique Structural Architecture" 2022 ACS Infectious Diseases, 8 (9), pp.1948-1961. DOI: 10.1021/acsinfecdis.2c00321.
  • Stewart, N. K.; Toth, M.; Alqurafi, M. A.; Chai, W.; Nguyen, T. Q.; Quan, P.; Lee, M.; Buynak, J. D.; Smith, C. A. and Vakulenko, S. B. "C6 Hydroxymethyl-Substituted Carbapenem MA-1-206 Inhibits the Major Acinetobacter Baumannii Carbapenemase OXA-23 by Impeding Deacylation" 2022 Mbio, 13 (3), e00367-22. DOI: 10.1128/mbio.00367-22.
  • Toth, M.; Lee, M.; Stewart, N. K. and Vakulenko, S. B. "Effects of Inactivation of D,D-Transpeptidases of Acinetobacter Baumannii on Bacterial Growth and Susceptibility to Beta-Lactam Antibiotics" 2022 Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, 66 (1), e01729-21. DOI: 10.1128/AAC.01729-21.

See a complete list of publications at PubMed.