University of Washington     Department of Pharmacology



Current Members


Edith H. Wang, Associate Professor

Edith received her B.S. from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and her Ph.D. in Biological Sciences from Columbia University where she studied DNA replication using DNA tumor viruses as a model system.  Edith’s interest in transcriptional regulation was solidified by her postdoctoral studies at University of California, Berkeley.  She currently is interested in understanding the molecular mechanisms of gene expression, with an emphasis on its function in the regulation of cell proliferation, muscle differentiation and disease progression.




Sue Kloet, MCB Student Graduate

Sue graduated from Cornell University with a B.A. in Biology. She is studying the effects of protein phosphorylation on the interaction of the TFIID subunits TAF1 and TAF7 and on the regulation of TAF1 histone acetyltransferase activity. The goal of these studies is to elucidate the molecular mechanisms regulating the enzymatic activities of TAF1 and to understand their contribution to transcriptional regulation and cell cycle control. 

Kyung Soon Lee, Research Scientist II

Kyung Soon received her M.D. and Ph.D. from Ewha Women’s University in Seoul Korea.  Her research project focuses on understanding the role of the splicing factor MBNL3 in muscle differentiation and the pathogenesis of myotonic dystrophy.  Dr. Lee is investigating the mechanism used by MBNL3 to define the splicing pattern of myogenic transcripts, such as Mef2, during muscle differentiation.