Watson J. Lees

Associate Professor

Chemistry and Biochemistry; Biomolecular Sciences Institute

Office: CP 314

Phone: 305-348-3993

Email: leeswj@fiu.edu

Curriculum Vitae

Research Areas

  • Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • The use of organic chemistry to study biochemical problems such the folding of disulfide containing proteins
  • Many extracellular proteins and almost all pharmaceutically relevant proteins contain disulfide bonds. The folding of these proteins in vitro is slow and methods of increasing the folding rate are being investigated.


  • BS McGill University
  • PhD Harvard University