Michael Lee

BSc Chemical Biology, University of California Berkeley


PhD Student in Chemistry (Chemical Biology)

NSF Graduate Research Fellow



5. East AK, Lee MC, Smaga LP, Jiang C, Mallojjala SC, Hirschi JS, Chan J. Synthesis of silicon-substituted hemicyanines for multimodal SWIR imaging. Org. Lett. 2022, Accepted.


4. Tapia Hernandez R, Lee MC, Yadav AK, Chan J. Repurposing cyanine photo-instability to develop NIR light-activatable nanogels for in vivo cargo delivery. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2022, 144, 18101–18108.

3. Yadav AK,* Lee MC,* Lucero MY, Reinhardt, CJ, Su S, Chan J. NIR bioluminescence probe enables discovery of diet-induced modulation of tumor microenvironment via nitric oxide. ACS Cent. Sci. 2022, 8, 461.

2. Lucero MY, East AK, Reinhardt CJ, Sedgwick AC, Su S, Lee MC, Chan J. Development of NIR-II photoacoustic probes tailored for deep-tissue sensing of nitric oxide. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2021, 143, 7196–7202.

1. Furst AL, Smith MJ, Lee MC, Francis MB. DNA Hybridization To Interface Current-Producing Cells with Electrode Surfaces. ACS Cent. Sci. 2018, 4, 880-884.


Select Awards

5. Drickamer Research Fellowship (2021)

4. G.L. Clark Fellowship (2018)

3. Dhannum Fellowship (2018)

2. UC Berkeley Senior Undergraduate Research Award (2018)

1. NSF Graduate Research Fellowship (2018)