Kelvin Lee, Gore Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Delaware, was appointed director of the Delaware Biotechnology Institute for a second 5-year term. He had been commended by the university’s review committee for his vision and productivity during his first term. They look to him to continue support of the life sciences research community.

Before becoming a faculty member at Delaware in 2007, Lee was the Samuel C. and Nancy M. Fleming Professor of Molecular and Cell Biology and the director of the Institute for Biotechnology and Life Science Technologies at Cornell University. He was also director of the New York State Center for Life Science Enterprise.

Lee’s work and that of his lab at Delaware focuses on proteomics and genomics approaches as applied to the manufacturing of biologics, and to the diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease.

Lee graduated from Princeton in 1991 with a degree in chemical engineering. His Ph.D., in the same major, was received in 1995 from the California Institute of Technology. Lee was also a graduate research assistant and research fellow at the Institute of Biotechnology, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zürich.