Institute for Integrative Genome Biology


Sang-hee LeeSang-hee Lee

Associate Professor of Anthropology;
Department Chair

Mailing Address:

Watkins Hall /1309A
University of California
Riverside, CA 92521

Phone: (951) 827-4388
Fax: (951) 827-5409
Email: sang-hee.lee@ucr.edu 



PhD 1980 University of Wyoming
MS 1977 University of Wyoming
BS 1974 Southwestern College, KS

College/Division Affiliation:

College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences

Areas Of Expertise:

Human Morphological Variation

Research Summary:

Professor Lee is interested in the evolution of human morphological variation based on the fossil record and seeks to identify the causal mechanisms for the patterns observed in the human (and ancestral human) fossil record. Her research is multi-disciplinary in nature, bridging biology and anthropology: biology, in that the mechanisms of evolution and variation apply to all species; anthropology, as human evolution has been shaped by cultural factors. She has been active in five research topics: variation and taxonomy, longevity, sexual dimorphism, brain size, and sampling bias. All of these play an important role in human evolution, each with a long history of research. Her approach is focused on excavating new knowledge by rephrasing a question, redefining a concept, and developing innovative methods, all in ways that make it possible to get empirical information from fossil data that have not been possible before.

Selected Publications:

List of publications from Personal Website


More Information

General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

Career OpportunitiesUCR Libraries
Campus StatusDirections to UCR

Genomics Information

Institute of Integrative Genome Biology
2150 Batchelor Hall

Tel: (951) 827-7177
E-mail: Aurelia Espinoza, Managing Director