Hung Lee

Head shot of Hung.
Professor
Email: 
hlee@uoguelph.ca
Phone number: 
(519) 824-4120 Ext. 53828 Room: ECBL 3218
Office: 
Bovey
Lab: 
3218

Education

  • BSc honors (Biochemistry), University of British Columbia
  • PhD (Biochemistry), McGill University

 

Research

 

  • Biology of pentose-fermenting yeasts; lignocellulosic biomass conversion.
  • Microbial transformation and degradation of environmental pollutants.
  • Monitoring and detection of microorganisms in the environment.

 

Publications

Here's my profile on Google Scholar

Here's my profile on Researchgate

 

Selected Recent Papers

  • Brar, K.K., D. Agrawal, B.S. Chadha & H. Lee (2019) Evaluating novel fungal secretomes for efficient saccharification and fermentation of composite sugars derived from hydrolysate and molasses into ethanol.  Bioresource Technology.  273, 114-121.  (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biortech.2018.11.004)
  • Chouychai, W., T. Swangying, K. Somtrakoon & H. Lee (2018) Growth and phytoremediation efficiency of winged  bean in fluorene-and pyrene-contaminated soil.  Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicity.  101, 631-636. (https://doi.org/10.1007/s00128-018-2479-1)
  • Mei, G.Y., P.K. Bajwa, M. Dashtban, C.Y. Ho & H. Lee (2018) Transfer of plasmid into the pentose-fermenting yeast Pachysolen tannophilus.  Journal of Microbiological Methods. 148, 97-103. (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mimet.2018.03.013)
  • Somtrakoon, K., W. Chouychai & H. Lee (2018) Potential of butterfly pea (Clitoria ternatea) and yam bean (Pachyrhizus erosus) plants for phytoremediation of anthracene- and pyrene-contaminated soil.  Songklanakarin Journal of Science and Technology.  40, 725-731.  (https://doi.org/10.14456/sjst-psu.2018.83)
  • Kvas, S., J. Rahn, K. Engel, J.D. Neufeld, P.J. Villeneuve, J.T. Trevors, H. Lee, R.P. Scroggins & L.A. Beaudette (2017) Development of a microbial test suite and data integration method for assessing microbial health of contaminated soil.  Journal of Microbiological Methods. 143, 66-77.  (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mimet.2017.10.004)
  • McLellan, N.L., H. Lee & M.B. Habash (2016) Evaluation of propidium monoazide and long-amplicon qPCR as an infectivity assay for coliphage.  Journal of Virological Methods.  238, 48-55.  (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jviromet.2016.10.004)
  • Chouychai, W., T. Paemsom, C. Pobsuwan, K. Somtrakoon & H. Lee (2016) Effect of indole-3-acetic acid-producing bacteria on phytoremediation of soil contaminated with phenanthrene and anthracene by mungbean.  EnvironmentAsia 9, 128-133.  (http://dx.doi.org/10.14456/ea.2016.16)
  • Wen, X., S. Sidhu, S.K.C. Horemans, N. Sooksawat, N.K. Harner, P.K. Bajwa, Z. Yuan & H. Lee (2016) Exceptional hexose-fermenting ability of the xylitol-producing yeast Candida guilliermondii FTI 20037.  Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering. 121, 631-637.  (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jbiosc.2015.10.011)
  • Bajwa, P.K., S. Harrington, M. Dashtban & H. Lee (2016) Expression and characterization of glycosyl hydrolase family 115 α-glucuronidase from Scheffersomyces stipitis.  Industrial Biotechnology. 12, 98-104.  (http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/ind.2015.0031)
  • Lee, D.Y., K.T. Leung, H. Lee & M.B. Habash (2016) Simultaneous detection of selected enteric viruses in water samples by multiplex quantitative PCR.  Water, Air and Soil Pollution.  227:107. (http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11270-016-2811-5)
  • Harner, N.K., P.K. Bajwa, P.A. Formusa, G.D. Austin, M.B. Habash, J.T. Trevors, C.K. Chan, C.Y. Ho & H. Lee  (2015) Determinants of tolerance to inhibitors in hardwood spent sulfite liquor in genome shuffled Pachysolen tannophilus strains. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek Journal of Microbiology. 108, 811-834.  (http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10482-015-0537-9)
  • Chouychai, W., M. Kruatrachue & H. Lee (2015) Effect of plant growth regulators on phytoremediation of hexachlorocyclohexane-contaminated soil.  International Journal of Phytoremediation. 17, 1053-1059.  (http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15226514.2014.989309)
  • Dashtban, M., X. Wen, P.K. Bajwa, C.Y. Ho & H. Lee (2015) Deletion of hxk1 gene results in derepression of xylose utilization in Scheffersomyces stipitis.  Journal of Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology. 42, 889-896.  (http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10295-015-1614-9)
  • Pinel, D., D. Colatriano, H. Jiang, H. Lee & V.J.J. Martin (2015) Deconstructing the genetic basis of spent sulfite liquor tolerance using deep sequencing of genome shuffled yeast.  Biotechnology for Biofuels. 8:53 (http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13068-015-0241-z)
  • Harner, N.K., X. Wen, P.K. Bajwa, G.D. Austin, C.Y. Ho, M.B. Habash, J.T. Trevors & H. Lee (2015)  Genetic improvement of native xylose-fermenting yeasts for ethanol production.  Journal of Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology. 42, 1-20. (http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10295-014-1535-z)

 

Research Area

 

biodegradation; biomass conversion; environmental microbiology; pathogen detection; pentose-fermenting yeasts

 

Area of Research

Plant and Environmental Health