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Sangmi Lee

Research Specialist Sr
University Staff, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 4501

Sangmi Lee received her Ph.D. from Mississippi State University with her dissertation entitled “Systematics of Holartic genera of Teleiodini (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae)” and is currently the Collection Manager of the Hasbrouck Insect Collection of the Biodiversity Knowledge Integration Center (bioKIC) and Biocollections. Her current research focuses on systematics of Gelechiidae of America. 


Ph.D. 2007, Entomology - Mississippi State University

Research Interests: 

Specializes in Gelechiidae (Insecta: Lepidoptera).

Spring 2022
Course NumberCourse Title
MBB 495Undergraduate Research
BIO 495Undergraduate Research
Fall 2021
Course NumberCourse Title
BIO 495Undergraduate Research
BIO 499Individualized Instruction
Spring 2021
Course NumberCourse Title
BIO 495Undergraduate Research

Journal of Asia-Pacific Biodiversity published by Korean Biodiversity Information Facility (KBIF) 

  • Editorial broad member (2013-present)


Professional Associations: 

The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation (WERF)

  • Board member (2014-present)
  • Secretary (2015-present)

The Entomological Society of America (2004-present)

Lepidopterists’ Society (2002-present)

Mississippi Entomological Association (2004-2011)

Korean Society of Applied Entomology (1997-present)

The Entomological Society of Korea (1997-2002)


  • K-12 outreach at ASU Natural HIstory Collections Building [] (ongoing)
  • ASU Open Door [] (ongoing)
  • ASU School of Life Science: “Ask A Biologist,” Learning resource tool for teachers and K-12 (ongoing)