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Lucy Lee

Dr. Lucy Lee

Dean, Faculty of Science

Abbotsford campus, D203c

Phone: 1-604-851-6346

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Key Activities:

1988-1989 Taught Histology and Developmental Biology at Acadia University

1989-1991 Assistant Professor of Veterinary Anatomy at University of Saskatchewan

1992-1996 Tenured Associate Professor of Veterinary Anatomy at University of Saskatchewan

1997-2001 Associate Professor of Biology at Wilfrid Laurier University

2002-2012 Tenured Professor of Biology at Wilfrid Laurier University

2009-2012 WLU Biology Department Chair

2010-2014 SIVB Board of Directors

2011 CSZ Parasitology Section Chair

2002-Present Adjunct Professor of Biology at the University of Waterloo

2012-Present Dean, Faculty of Science, UFV [UFV Today Article]

2012 Honorary Professorship, Universidad Cesar Vallejo, Trujillo, Peru

2013-Present Adjunct Professor of Zoology at UBC

2016-2017 CSZ President

2016-2018 CCDS President

2016-Present Chair of the Fraser Valley Regional Science Fair


PhD 1989 (Cell Biology) University of Waterloo

MSc 1985 (Cell Biology) University of Waterloo

BSc 1983 (Honours) University of Waterloo

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Korean
  • Spanish

Research Interests

Non-invasive diagnostic techniques to monitor health of aquatic organisms and aquatic environments. Use of aquatic animal cell lines and invertebrate models.

Dr. Lee's research is funded by NSERC ( ) and her current research program funded under the Discovery grant initiatives, involves developing fish olfactory cell lines, while under the Strategic grants, the development of shrimp cell lines is a priority. She has many national and international collaborations and over her science career of 30+ years, her research interests involved the development and use of fish cell lines as integrative tools for research in basic science, ecotoxicology, and aquaculture. Most recently, she is being sought after for her knowledge in fish muscle cell line development and the “clean meat” technologies especially as it relates to in vitro fish meat production.

“I am a fish cell biologist and my expertise is in developing fish cell lines for biomedical and biotechnological applications. Our research cover areas in fish physiology, aquatic toxicology, fish parasitology, fish health, fish nutrition and fish endocrinology. We also do work with invertebrate species and attempts are being made at developing marine aquatic invertebrate cell lines. Most recently, we are also interested in developing cell lines from agriculturally important invertebrates such as bees for apicultural health studies”. ~ Lucy Lee

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