Yung S. Lie, Ph.D.

Columnist: Yung S. Lie, Ph.D.

Yung S. Lie, Ph.D., is the Scientific Director of the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides today’s best young scientists with funding to pursue innovative research. Yung’s responsibilities include overseeing the Foundation’s three grant programs ($10 million annual budget) and serving as the primary liaison between current and former award recipients, the Foundation, and its private and corporate sponsors. She received her B.A. in Molecular and Cellular Biology from the University of California at Berkeley and earned her Ph.D. in Biological Sciences from Stanford University. Following graduate school, she worked as a bioinformatics consultant at Celera/Applied Biosystems, contributing to the Human Genome Project. Yung completed her postdoctoral research in neuroscience at the University of California at San Francisco and at The Rockefeller University. Visit the Foundation's website: