Se-Jin Lee, myostatin discoverer, elected to the National Academy of Science
1 Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research, 100 Technology Square, RM4210, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
2 Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Department of Cell Biology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
Skeletal Muscle 2012, 2:11 doi:10.1186/2044-5040-2-11Published: 7 June 2012
Se-Jin Lee was elected member to the National Academy of Sciences on 28 April 2012. Dr Lee is responsible for the discovery of myostatin, a critical regulator of skeletal muscle mass and function. He also determined the primary binding receptor for myostatin, and has characterized additional transforming growth factor–β family members acting in this pathway.