Concordia University




Jin Suk Lee, PhD

Associate Professor and Concordia University Research Chair in Plant Science and Biotechnology, Biology

Office: L-SP 501-09 
Richard J. Renaud Science Complex,
7141 Sherbrooke W.
Phone: (514) 848-2424 ext. 3853

Teaching activities

Plant Molecular Genetics
Mechanisms of Development

Accepting graduate students 

Selected publications

Jangra R, Damen H, and Lee JS (2019) MKP1 acts as a key modulator of stomatal development. Plant Signaling & Behavior 14(7):1604017.

Tamnanloo F, Damen H, Jangra R, and Lee JS (2018) MAP KINASE PHOSPHATASE1 controls cell fate transition during stomatal development. Plant Physiology 178(1):247-257 (FT and HD are co-first authors). 

Sun T, Nitta Y, Zhang Q, Wu D, Tian H, Lee JS, and Zhang Y (2018) Antagonistic interactions between two MAP kinase cascades in plant development and immune signaling. EMBO Report doi: 10. 15252/embr.201745324. 

Lee JS (2017) Purification of plant receptor kinases from plant plasma membranes. Methods in Molecular Biology 1621:47-56.

Lee JS, and De Smet I (2016) Fine-tuning development through antagonistic peptidesan emerging theme. Trends in Plant Science 21(12):991-993 (JSL and SID are co-corresponding authors).

Tameshige T, Okamoto S, Lee JS, Aida M, Tasaka M, Torii KU, and Uchida N (2016) A secreted peptide and its receptors shape the auxin response pattern andleaf margin morphogenesis. Current Biology 26(18):2478-2485.

Horst RJ, Fujita H, Lee JS, Rychel AL, Garrick JM, Kawaguchi M, Peterson KM, Torii KU (2015) Molecular framework of a regulatory circuit initiating two-dimensional spatial patterning of stomatal lineage. PLoS Genetics 11:e10005374 (RJH, HF and JSL are co-first authors).

Lee JS, Hnilova M, Maes M, Lin YC, Putarjunan A, Han SK, Avila J, Torii KU (2015) Competitive binding of antagonistic peptides fine-turns stomatal patterning. Nature 522:439-443.

Avila JR, Lee JS, Torii KU (2015) Co-immunoprecipitation of membrane-bound receptors. The Arabidopsis Book 13:e0180.

Cui H, Kong D, Wei P, Hao Y, Torii KU, Lee JS, Li J (2014) SPINDLY, ERECTA and its ligand STOMAGEN have a role in Redox-mediated Cortex Proliferation in the Arabidopsis Root. Molecular Plant 7:1727-1739.

Bemis SM, Lee JS, Shpak ED, Torii KU (2013) Regulation of floral patterning and organ identity by Arabidopsis ERECTA-family receptor kinase genes. The Journal of Experimental Biology 64:5323-5333.

Uchida N, Lee JS, Horst RJ, Lai HH, Kajita R, Kakimoto T, Tasaka M, Torii KU (2012) Regulation of inflorescence architecture by inter-tissue-layer ligand-receptor communication between endodermis and phloem. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 109:6337-6342 (NU and JSL are co-first authors).

Lee JS and Torii KU (2012) A tale of two systems: Peptide ligand-receptor pairs in plant development. Cold Spring Harbor Symp Quant Biology 77:83-89.

Lee JS, Kuroha T, Hnilova M, Khatayevich D, Kanaoka MM, McAbee JM, Sarikaya M, Tamerler C, Torii KU (2012) Direct interaction of ligand-receptor pairs specifying stomatal patterning. Genes & Development 26:126-136 (Cover of the issue).   

Guseman JM, Lee JS, Bogenschutz NL, Peterson KM, Virata RE, Xie B, Kanaoka MM, Hong Z, Torii KU (2010) Dysregulation of cell-to-cell connectivity and stomatal patterning by loss-of-function mutation in Arabidopsis chorus (glucan synthase-like 8). Development 137:1731-1741.

Lee JS, Wang S, Sritubtim S, Chen JG, Ellis BE (2009) Arabidopsis mitogen-activated protein kinase MPK12 interacts with the MAPK phosphatase IBR5 and regulates auxin signaling. The Plant Journal 57:975-985. 

Walia A, Lee JS, Wasteneys G, Ellis BE (2009) Arabidopsis mitogen-activated protein kinase MPK18 mediates cortical microtubule functions in plant cells. The Plant Journal 59:565-575. 

Lee JS, Huh KW, Bhargava A, Ellis BE (2008) Comprehensive analysis of protein-protein interactions between Arabidopsis MAPKs and MAPK kinases helps define potential MAPK signaling modules. Plant Signaling & Behavior 3:1037-1041.

Lee JS and Ellis BE (2007) Arabidopsis MAPK phosphatase 2 (MKP2) positively regulates oxidative stress tolerance and inactivates the MPK3 and MPK6 MAPKs. The Journal of Biological Chemistry 282:25020-25029.

Lee JS, Kwon KW, Bae C-H, and Yang DC. (2001) Advanced regeneration and genetic transformation of Lycium chinense harboring salt tolerance genes. The Korean Journal of Plant Tissue Culture 28:47-52.

Choi J-S, Kim D-S, 
Lee JS, Kim S-J, Kim S-I, Kim Y-H, Hong J-K, Yoo J-S, Suh K-H, and Park Y-M. (2000) Proteome analysis of light-induced proteins in Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803: identification of proteins separated by 2D-PAGE using N-terminal sequencing and MALDI-TOF MS. Molecules & Cells 10:705-711.

Yang DC, Lee JS, Kim DW, Im YP, and Min BH. (1998) Efficient diagnosis of cucumber green mottle mosaic virus in watermelon using RT-PCR and cloning of coat protein gene. The Korean Journal of Plant Tissue Culture 25:519-524. 





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