Sangmi Lee

Research Associate III
Department of Entomology & Plant Pathology
Mississippi State University, Box 9775
Mississippi State, 39762-9775


TEL: (662)325-2085, 2990
Email: microlepi@hotmail.com




B.S. Agricultural Biology. 1996, Kangwon Nat’l University, Chuncheon, South Korea
M.S. Entomology. 1999. Kangwon Nat'l University, Chuncheon, South Korea
Ph.D. Entomology. 2007. Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, USA


I was born the youngest of my family and raised in Chuncheon, Kangwon-do, South Korea. I attended at Kangwon Nat’l University as an undergraduate and also as a graduate student. I received my M.S. degree under Dr. K.T. Park with my thesis entitled Systematics of Subfamily Gelechiinae in Korea. I received my Ph.D. under Dr. R. L. Brown with my dissertation entitled: Systematics of Holartic genera of Teleiodini (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae).

Publications


 Refereed

Nieukerken, E.J. van, et al. (49 authors including S. Lee). Animal biodiversity: An outline of higher-level classification and survey of taxonomic richness. Submitted to Zootaxa.

Lee, S. 2011. Review of the genus Sinoe(Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae) with descriptions of two new species. Accepted by Zootaxa.

Lee. S. 2011. Three new species of the genus Pseudotelphusa Janse, 1958 (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae) from North America. Accepted by Journal of Asia Pacific Entomology.

Lee, S. and R.L. Brown. 2011. A new species of Euclemensia (Lepidoptera: Cosmopterigidae) from the United States. Journal of Lepidopterists’ Society, 65(1): 47-50.

Lee, S. and R.L. Brown. 2010. Review of Symmocinae (Lepidoptera: Autostichidae) in North America with the description of a new genus and species. Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society 64 (4): 177-187.

Lee, S., R.W. Hodges, and R.L. Brown. 2009. Checklist of Gelechiidae in America north of Mexico. Zootaxa 2231: 1-39.

Lee, S., R.L. Brown, and W. Monroe. 2009. Use of Confocal Laser Scanning Microscopy in Systematics of Insects with a Comparison of Fluorescence from Different Stains. Systematic Entomolog 34(1): 10-14.

Lee, S. and R.L. Brown. 2008. Phylogenetic Relationships of Holarctic Teleiodini (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae) Based on Analysis of Morphological and Molecular Data. Systematic Entomology 33(4): 595-612.

Lee, S. and R.L. Brown. 2008. Revision of Holarctic Teleiodini (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae). Zootaxa 1818: 1-55.

Lee, S. and R.L. Brown. 2007. A phylogeny of genera in tribe Teleiodini (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae) in the Holarctic Region. MAS 52(1): 152 (abstract).

Lee, S. and R.L. Brown. 2006. A new method for preparing slide mounts of whole bodies of microlepidoptera. J. Asia-Pacific Entomology, 9(3): 249-253.

Lee, S. and R.L. Brown. 2006. Descriptions of males of two species of Dichomeris (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae) species with new distributional records in Mississippi and Alabama. Journal of Lepidopterists’ Society, 60(1): 38-40.

Lee, S. and R.L. Brown. 2006. A review of Symmocinae (Lepidoptera: Autostichidae) in North America with the description of a new species and new genus. MAS 51(1): 59.

Lee, S.M. and K.T. Park. 2000. Three species of the Subfamily Gelechiinae (Lepidoptera) new to Korea. Ins. Koreana, 17(1/2): 63-70.

Park, K.T. and S.M. Lee. 1999. A review of the Lecithocerinae and Torodorinae (Lepidoptera, Lecithoceridae) in Korea. Ins. Koreana, 16(2): 119-129.

Lee, S.M. and K.T. Park. 1999. A. Taxonomic review of the genus Monochroa (Lepidoptera, Gelechiidae) in Korea. Korean J. Appl. Entomol. 38(3): 201-207.

Park, K.T., J.S. Lee, S.M. Lee, and S.Y. Shim. 1997. Distributional data on the superfamily Bombycoidea (Lepidoptera) in Korea. J. Agricultural Science, 8: 47-81.


 Non-refereed

Brown, R. and S. Lee 2010. Bioinformatics – Export of Data to BAMONA at Big Sky Institute. Geosystems Research Institute, Invasive Species Update: 2(3): 2.

Brambila, J., S. Lee, and S. Passoa. 2010. Identification Aidof Tuta absoluta. Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey, Eastern Region. 4 pp.

Brambila, J., S. Lee, and S. Passoa. 2010. The field screening aid of the tomato leafminer and the diagnostic aid of the tomato leafminer, the tomato pinworm, and the potato tuber moth. Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey, Eastern Region. 4 pp.

Brown, R. and S. Lee. 2010. Sensory structures on the Antennae of the Cactus Moth. Pp. 21. In Madsen, J.D., et al., Research to Support Integrated Management Systems of Aquatic and Terrestrial Invasive Species. Annual Report 2009. Geosystems Research Institute GRI#5039, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS. 41 pp.

Brown, R., S. Lee, and E. Martinez. 2009. Clave para la identificación de palomillas capturadas en las trampas que se utilizan en el monitoreo de Cactoblastis cactorum. Feburary 15 2009. Mississippi State University Printing Service. 2 pp.

Brown, R. and S. Lee. 2008. Identification Key for Screening Pheromone Traps for Cactoblastis cactorum. March 30 2008. Mississippi State University Printing Service. 2 pp.

Presentations

Lee, S., R.L. Brown, and D. Pollock. 2010. A Survey of Gelechioidea (Lepidoptera) in the Black Belt of Mississippi, with a comparison of species in Prairie and Forest. 57th Annual Meeting of Mississippi Entomological Association, October 26, 2010 at Mississippi State University, Mississippi.

Lee, S. and R.L. Brown. 2010. Phylogenetic relationships of Higher Taxa in Gelechiidae (Lepidoptera) based on analysis of morphological and molecular data. 59th Annual Meeting of the Lepidopterists’ Society in conjunction with the Pacific slope section and Washington Butterfly Association, July 8-11, 2010 at Leavenworth, Washington.

Brown, R.L. and S. Lee. 2010. The External Anatomy of Two Cactus Moths, the Exotic Cactoblastis cactorum (Berg) and Native Melitara prodenialis Walker (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae). 59th Annual Meeting of the Lepidopterists’ Society in conjunction with the Pacific slope section and Washington Butterfly Association, July 8-11, 2010 at Leavenworth, Washington.

Lee, S. and R.L. Brown. 2009. Phylogenetic relationships of tribes in subfamily Gelechiinae (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae) based on analysis of morphological and molecular data. 56th Annual Meeting of Mississippi Entomological Association, October 27-28, 2009 at Mississippi State University, Mississippi; Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America, December 13-16, 2009 at Indianapolis, Indiana.

Lee, S. and R.L. Brown. 2008 and 2009. Diversity of Male Sex Scales on Wings of Gelechiidae (Lepidoptera). 59th Annual Meeting Lepidopterists’ Society, July 25, 2008 at Mississippi State University, Mississippi. First author. Presenter; 56th Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America, November 16-19, 2008 at Reno, Nevada. First author. Presenter; 16th European Congress of Lepidopterology, May 25-31, 2009 at Clui-Napoca, Romania.

Brown, R.L. and S. Lee. 2008. Male Sex Scales of Moths – Natural Wicks for Scent Dispersal. Oral Presentation. Bio-Inspired Design – Enabling Technologies in the Life and Materials Sciences Conference 2008, August 21, 2008, at Mississippi State University, Mississippi.

Lee, S. and R.L. Brown. 2007. Systematics of Holarctic Teleiodini (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae) based on morphology and molecular data. 15th European Congress of Lepidopterology, September 12, 2007 at Erkner near Berlin, Germany.

Lee, S. and R.L. Brown. 2007. Use of Confocal Laser Scanning Microscopy for Imaging Dissections of Gelechioidea with a Comparison of Fluorescence from Different Stains. Annual Meeting of the Lepidopterists’ Society, July 14, 2007 at Bakersfield, California; Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America, December 9-12, 2007 at San Diego, California.

Lee, S. and R.L. Brown. 2007. Evolution of host plant preferences and analysis of biogeography based on a phylogeny of Holarctic Teleiodini (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae). 54th Annual Meeting of Mississippi Entomological Association, October 25, 2007 at Mississippi State University, Mississippi.

Lee, S. and R.L. Brown. 2007. Analysis of Evolution of Host Plant Preferences and Biogeography Based on a Phylogeny of Holarctic Teleiodini (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae). Annual Meeting of the Lepidopterists' Society, July 14, 2007 at Bakersfield, California.

Lee, S. and R.L. Brown. 2007. Phylogenetic Analysis of Holarctic Teleiodini (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae) Based on Morphology and Molecular Data. Annual Meeting of the Hennig Society, June 30, 2007 at New Orleans, Louisiana.

Lee, S. and R.L. Brown. 2006-2007. A phylogeny of genera in Tribe Teleiodini (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae) in the Holarctic Region. Seventy-First Annual Meeting of Mississippi Academy of Sciences, February 23, 2007 at Mississippi State University, Mississippi; Annual Meeting of the Lepidopterists’ Society, June 14-16, 2006 at University of Floridar; 53rd Annual Meeting of the Mississippi Entomology Association, October 25-27, 2006 at Mississippi State University, Mississippi; Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America, December 10-13, 2006 at Indianapolis, Indiana.

Lee, S. and R.L. Brown. 2005-2006. A review of Symmocinae (Lepidoptera: Autostichidae) in North America with the description of a new species and new genus. Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society America, December 14-19, 2005 at Fort Lauderdale, Florida; 70th Annual Meeting of Mississippi Academy of Sciences, February 22-24, 2006 at Vicksburg, Mississippi; 67th Meeting of the Association of Southeastern Biologists, March 29-April 1, 2006 at Gatlinburg, Tennessee; Poster Presentation. Graduate Student Association 4th Annual Research Symposium, March 31, 2006 at Mississippi State University, Mississippi.

Lee, S. and R.L. Brown. 2004. Moths in their essence – Whole body mounts for revealing new characters. Annual Meeting of the Lepidopterists’ Society, July 16, 2004 at University of Maryland; Annual Meeting of Mississippi Entomological Association, November 4, 2004 at Mississippi State University, Mississippi.

Awards and Honor

1st place award for the Overall Best In Show, Insect Photo Salon at 85th Annual Meeting of The Southeastern Branch Entomological Society of America: 22 Mar. 2011

1st place award for the Best Photomicroscopy’ Photograph, Insect Photo Salon at 85th Annual Meeting of The Southeastern Branch Entomological Society of America: 22 Mar. 2011

Outstanding Scientific Publication Award for 2008, Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station, 6 November 2008

1st place award for the student oral presentation division at the Lepidopterists’ Society Annual Meeting: Jul. 2007

Award for the Marie Stopes student travel at the Hennig XXVI Annual Meeting: Jul. 2007

Award for the Outstanding Graduate Student Research for 2007 in College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and Mississippi Agriculture and Experiment Station at Mississippi State University: Mar. 2007

1st place award for the student poster division at the Mississippi Academy of Sciences of Annual Meeting: Feb. 2007

Runner-up for President’s award for the student poster division at the Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting: Dec. 2006

1st place award for the student poster division at the Lepidopterists’ Society Annual Meeting: Jun. 2006

Honorable Mention, Olympus Bioscapes International Digital Imaging Competition, for submitted confocal microscope image: Oct. 2006.

Selection of confocal microscope image for Zeiss 2007 calendar. 

Ruska award from Southeastern Microscopy Society: Mar. 2006

H.C. Mitchell scholarship: Nov. 2004

CanaColl grant: Jun. 2004

Mississippi Entomological Association scholarship: Nov. 2003

Projects

ALAS (Arthropods of La Selva) IV expeditions for researching Biodiversity Surveys and Inventories at Finca Murillo, Costa Rica - National Science Foundation and National Geographic Society Committe: 11-18 April 2005

Morphological and molecular analyses of gelechioid moths at the world level National Science Foundation: Sept. 2004-August 2007

Professional Organization Membership and Service

The Entomological Society of America (2004-present)

Lepidopterist’s Society (2002-present)

Mississippi Entomological Association (2002-present)

The Entomological Society of Korea (1997-present)

Korean Society of Applied Entomology (1997-present)

Other Experience

Participant in Workshop in Lab Methods for Arthropod Molecular Systematics at University of Maryland (June, 2007).

Conducting morphological research with Confocal Laser Microscope and Scanning Electron Microscope (September, 2005 – present).

Use of Leica Image Pro-Plus in-focus system and Adobe Photoshop for autoformatted images of specimens. 

Use of BIOTA relational database for specimen level data of Gelechiidae in Mississippi Entomological Museum.

Conducted research at the Essig Museum of Entomology (March, 2005).

Collected gelechiod moths in Guanica and Toro Negro Reserves, Puerto Rico (June, 2005)

Participant in William H. Cross Expeditions to Ohoopee Dunes, GA (2002), Bibb County, Glades, AL (2003), Prairie Grove Glades, AL (2004), and DeSoto State Park and Little River Canyon National Preserve, AL (2005).

Participant in Bioblitz of Lepidoptera in Great Smoky Mts. National Park for All Terrestrial Biota Survey (June, 2002, and July 2004).

Attended Annual Meeting of Lepidopterist Society (June, 2002, and July 2004).

Conducted research at Smithsonian Institution (June, 2003).

Conducted research at the Canadian National Collection of insects and related arthopods (June, 2003).

Extracurricular Activities

Vice President of Entomological Club, MSU: Jan.2005-Dec.2005

President of the young people’s group, Starkville Korean Church: Aug.2004-Jul.2005

President of Korean Women Students of Korean Students Association, MSU: Aug.2004-Jul.2005

Member of Entomological Club, MSU: Jan.2002-present

Member of Entomological Club, Kangwon Nat'l University: Mar.1993-Jun.1996

Links:

Global Framework for Gelechiidae