Dr. Hong-gu Lee received his B.A. and M.A. in Animal Feed and Nutrition (Ruminant Nutrition and Physiology) from the Konkuk university, South Korea and his Ph.D. in Animal Nutrition and Physiology from the University of Iwate, Japan. In graduate school, he studied the nutrition and physiology of animals in laboratory and farmed environments and studied the responses of insulin-like growth factor (IGF)-1 and IGF-binding proteins(IGFBPs) to the nutritional, endocrine modulation and growth in ruminants. Recently, he discovered the physiological indicators that are changed by various nutritional factors in the animal body and is studying the effects on heat stress of animals using these physiological indicators. In addition, he is conducting animal cell or in vivo studies to effectively control physiologically changing factors in animals, with the goal of producing high quality animal products. Dr. Lee is a Professor of Department of Animal Science and Technology at the Konkuk University, South Korea.
Dr. Hong-gu Lee research interests are Animal Nutrition and Physiology, Animal Nutrigenomics, Metabolic Endocrinology, Heat Stress, Fat and Protein Metabolism, Meat and Milk Quality.