About Da-Young Lee

Her research projects involve the use of sensor technologies to describe the temporal and spatial distribution of tar spot in corn fields. She also is involved in collaborative projects gearing towards development of automated plant disease detection algorithms.


2014-2019         Ph.D in Plant Pathology, The Ohio State University

2012-2014         MS in Plant Microbiology, Seoul National University

2006-2011         BS Biology major in Microbiology, University of the Philippines Los Baños



2019                 Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Botany and Plant Pathology, Purdue University

2019                 Research Associate 2-B/H, Department of Plant Pathology, The Ohio State University

2011                 Research Assistant, Crop Protection Division, National Academy of Agricultural Science, 2011.   Rural Development Administration (NAAS, RDA)

2011                 Research Assistant, Marine Biotechnology Research Division, Korea Institute of Ocean Science and Technology (KIOST)

2010-2011       B.S. Thesis Affiliate Researcher, Plant Breeding, Genetics and Biotechnology. Division (PBGB), International Rice Research Institute (IRRI)


Autumn 2018     Teaching Assistant, Department of Plant Pathology- General Plant Pathology

Spring 2016       Teaching Assistant, Department of Plant Pathology- Phytobacteriology


2014-2019       Monsanto Beachell-Borlaug International Scholars Program (MBBISP) Ph.D Scholarship

2019                 The Ohio State University- Plant Pathology Graduate Student Association (PPGSA). Graduate Student Travel award

2018                 Speakmon Regatta- Novice 8 Sweep rowing- 2nd place (Silver medal)

2015                 Certificate of First Detector training - National Plant Diagnostic Network

2014                 Certificate in MBBISP Leadership Training, TERO International, USA

2013                 Saeng Woo Hwe Scholarship, Seoul National University

2011                 Certified Open water Scuba Diver (SSI certificate), Republic of the Philippines

2011                 Undergraduate thesis grant, Commission on Higher Education (CHED), Office of the President, Republic of the Philippines

2008                 Teacher of English to Speakers of other language (TESOL) license




Autumn 2018     “Comparative genomics of four geographically distant, rice-infecting isolates of Rhizoctonia solani anastomosis group IA- intraspecific group IA”- Department of Plant Pathology-Horticulture Science seminar series

Spring 2017       “Strengthening Rice: Rice Resistance to Rice Blast and Rice Sheath Blight”- Department of Plant Pathology-Horticulture Science seminar series

Spring 2016       “Molecular Breeding of Novel Resistance to Magnaporthe oryzae using the CRISPR Technology in Rice”- Invited speaker for Plant Pathology 4597. Lecture Societal Issues: Pesticides, Alternatives and the Environment (PLNTPTH4597)


Member, Plant Pathology Graduate Student Association at the Ohio State University (PPGSA)

Member, The American Phytopathological Society (APS)

Member, Korean-American Scientists and Engineers Association (KSEA)

Member, Arts and culture committee, Council of Graduate Students, The Ohio State University

Committee Member, Provost's Award for Distinguished Teaching by a Lecturer Selection

Member, University of the Philippines Los Baños Genetics Society



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