Ying Lee, MSc

PhD Candidate VCF

Ying Lee

Contact information

Faculty of Medicine Carl Gustav Carus
Department of Psychiatry & Psychotherapy
Section of Systems Neuroscience


Technische Universität Dresden
Würzburger Straße 35
01187 Dresden

Phone: +49 (0)351 463-42211
E-Mail: ying.lee@tu-dresden.de

Research Statement

My current research focuses on using fMRI and PET to elucidate individual differences in dopaminergic function that underlie motivated behavior.

Scientific Education

03/2013 – presentDoctor of Philosophy in Psychology (Technische Universität Dresden, Germany; Thesis Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Michael N. Smolka, Prof. Dr. phil. Thomas Goschke)
10/2006 – 05/2008Master of Science in Neural & Behavioural Sciences (Eberhard-Karls Universität Tübingen, Germany; Thesis Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Christoph Braun)
08/2003 – 02/2007Bachelor of Science in Life Sciences (National University of Singapore, Singapore)

Professional Experience

02/2011 – 02/2013Research Assistant (Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory, Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School, Singapore; Supervisor: Prof. Michael W.L. Chee)
02/2009 – 01/2011Medical Image Analysis Trainee (GlaxoSmithKline Clinical Imaging Centre, Hammersmith Hospital, Imperial College, London, United Kingdom; Supervisors: Dr. Thomas E. Nichols, Dr. Anil W. Rao) 

Other Scientific Activities, Honors, Awards

2017Technische Universität Dresden Graduate Academy Completion Grant  
2008Sponsorship for Economic Development Board (EDB) Strategic Attachment & Training Programme
2006Max Planck Society Scholarship for International Students; Baden-Württemberg Stipendium

Selected Publications

Dietary disinhibition modulates neural valuation of food in fed and fasted states. Y. Lee*, M.F-F Chong*, J.C.J. Liu, C. Libedinsky, J.J. Gooley, S. Chen, T. Wu, V. Tan, M. Zhou, M.J. Meaney, Y.S. Lee, M.W.L. Chee. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 97 (2013). doi: 10.3945/ajcn.112.053801. *these authors contributed equally to this work

Classification of Alzheimer’s Disease from structural MRI using sparse logistic regression with optional spatial regularization. A. Rao, Y. Lee, A. Gass, A. Monsch. Conference Paper, 33rd Annual International IEEE EMBS Conference, Boston, MA, USA, August 2011

Comparing tactile pattern and vibrotactile frequency discimination: a human fMRI study. Y. Li Hegner, Y. Lee, W. Grodd, C. Braun. Journal of Neurophysiology 103: 3115-3122 (2010)