Dr. Hey-Kyoung Lee received her B.S. degree in biology from Yonsei University (Seoul, Korea) in 1992. In 1997, she completed her graduate studies under the mentorship of Dr. Mark Bear, and received a Ph.D. in neuroscience from Brown University (Providence, Rhode Island). Her thesis work focused on the cellular and molecular mechanisms of bidirectional synaptic plasticity. Dr. Lee pursued her postdoctoral training in neuroscience with Dr. Rick Huganir at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine (Baltimore, Maryland), where she studied the role of AMPA receptor phosphorylation in synaptic plasticity. In 2003, Dr. Lee joined the University of Maryland (College Park, Maryland) as an Assistant Professor of Biology. She was awarded the Alfred Sloan Fellowship in 2004 and was nominated as one of the “Yonsei 100 Women Leaders” in 2006. In 2009, she was awarded the Junior Faculty Award from the College of Chemical and Life Sciences, received tenure from the University of Maryland, and promoted to an Associate Professor. In 2011, Dr. Lee joined the Department of Neuroscience at Johns Hopkins University as an Associate Professor. In 2016, Dr. Lee received tenure and was promoted to a Full Professor. She is currently serving as the Chair of Undergraduate Neuroscience Program at Johns Hopkins University.