Song F. Lee




Related information:

Phone: 902-470-7522 or 902-494-8799
Fax: 902-470-7232
Mailing Address: 
IWK Health Centre
3rd floor Dr. Goldbloom RCC Pavilion
5980 University Ave
Halifax Nova Scotia Canada B3K 6R8
Research Topics:
  • Disulfide bond formation
  • Streptococcus
  • Oral bacteria
  • Bacterial pathogenesis
  • Live bacterial vaccines
  • Natural products


BSc, Guelph
PhD, Guelph
Postdoctoral Training, Florida, Guelph

Research interests

The primary research interests are in the use of commensal bacteria as live oral vaccine vehicles, host-bacteria interactions, and bacterial physiology. Other interests include pathogenesis of and immunity to oral bacteria.

Selected publications

For a complete list of Dr. Song Lee's publications, click here

  • Davey, L., C. Ng, S.A. Halperin, and S.F. Lee. 2013.  Functional analysis of paralogous thiol-disulfide oxidoreductases in Streptococcus gordonii.  J. Biol. Chem. July Issue.
  • Andrian, E., G. Qi, J. Wang., S.A. Halperin, and S.F. Lee. 2012. Role of surface proteins SspA and SspB of Streptococcus gordonii in innate immunity. Microbioloy. 158:2099-2106.
  • Lee, S.F. 2003. Oral colonization and immune responses to Streptococcus gordonii: potential use as a vector to induce antibody against respiratory pathogens.  Cur. Opinion Infect. Dis. 16:231-235.


MICI 3119: Physiology of the prokaryotic cell
MICI 1200: Introduction to General and Oral Microbiology
DENT 1118: Infectious disease
DENT 3000: Basic Sciences for Dentistry
PERI 5100: Basic Sciences for Graduate Dentistry

Other interests and achievements

  • Cancer Letters Editorial Board Member
  • Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation-Atlantic Region Board of Directors Member

I am not accepting graduate students, but do take undergradaute summer and honours students.