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Projects + Research

Projects and Research of 2021 ~ 

2023~2024 - Junior

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The Modern Therapeutic Landscape of Type 2 Diabetes: A Comparative Analysis on the Efficacy of Semaglutide and its Alternatives

Jiho Lee and Elsie Modi
2024 LSS STEM FEST - 1st Place

Celebrity use has driven up the demand for semaglutide as a weight loss drug, leading to a shortage that has lasted for over a year. This study aims to explore the alternatives to semaglutide that can be utilized during the shortage, as well as present more effective long-term replacements. 

ALS-induced Gene Dysregulation Increases Blood Glucose and Sodium Levels in Patients

J. Lee, M. Bharath, H. Lai
2024 GIDAS Research Conference - Top 9, Selected as an oral presenter

The most common form of Motor Neuron Disease (MND), Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder that affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. This paper dives into two pathways and genes linked to the dysregulation in ALS patients without specific mutations to understand the changes at genetic level, its effects on the biological pathways, and the cause of symptoms.  

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Policy Proposal: Eco-friendly Boiler and Heating Supply Insurance System for the Vulnerable in North Chungcheong

Jiho L., Hyunchae K., Hyoju L., Subin P.
2023 Chungcheongbuk-do Climate Crisis Solveathon - 2nd Place

The extreme rise of heating cost caused by the unstable oil prices and the climate crisis is a problem not only present in Korea but also around the world. In addition, briquette, oil, and LPG-powered heating systems, which are most widely used by the vulnerable, emit unimaginable amount of greenhouse gases that cause major environmental problems. Therefore, we came up with an insurance policy to cope both the environmental and financial sector of the vulnerable to allow them to experience warmth in freezing Winters. 

2022~2023 - Sophomore


Significant Upregulated Genes in Celiac Disease Cases

J. Lee, M. Bharath, S. Su, A. Malhotra, N. Vogel
2023 GIDAS Research Conference - 3rd Place Best Presentation

Celiac Disease is an autoimmune disease in which the immune system mistakes gliadin, a molecule found in gluten, as a threat to the body. Consequently, the immune system attacks and damages the lining of the small intestines and disrupts the body’s ability to properly take in nutrients...

Detecting HPV-Associated Lung Adenocarcinoma Using Genomic Salivary Biomarkers though Lateral Flow Immunoassay

J. Lee, A. Sahoo, J. Duarte
2023 Youth International Science Fair - Silver Medal

Lung cancer is the primary cause of cancer-related mortality globally with over 1.5 million deaths reported each year. It is often derived from smoking habits, however, with bronchioloalveolar adenocarcinoma, genetic factors can also lead to increased risk. Approximately 15% of people with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) have inherited genetic mutations which increase cancer risk factors...


Developing Smart Irrigation System Using IoT and 5G 

Jiho L., Ansh T., Riya K., Arshroop S., Aman A., Rawnaq A.
- Winner of the 2022 New York Academy of Sciences' Junior Academy Challenge
- Speaker at the Conference of Ministry of HIgher Education, Research, and Innovation of Oman
- Speaker at the Junior Academy Symposium

Kanad is a deep learning neural network-based Internet of Things (IoT)-enabled intelligent irrigation system designed to predict soil moisture levels using a long short-term memory network (LSTM). This machine learning component improves its accuracy with each entry, enabling farmers to use water more wisely than traditional sprinkler irrigation systems. Furthermore, Kanad uses sensors to collect data from the farm field, which is processed by a convolutional neural network (CNN) to predict potential crop diseases, and suggest appropriate fertilizers based on soil conditions...

2022 Intergovernmental Youth Exchange Program with Cambodian Delegates

Delegates: Jiho Lee, Yujin Lee, Shinyoung Kim, Yejin Son, Eunseop Lee, Raon Lee, Seojin Lim, Juwon Lee
Interpreters: Seongho An, Yugyeong Jo, Dahwee Kim, Bomin Lee
Grand Prize, Minister of Gender Equality and Family Award

The team was selected as the winner of all intergovernmental programs held in 2022 by the Ministry of Gender Equality and Family of the South Korean Government.

As the selected delegates of the South Korean Representatives, we successfully communicated with the ambassador of Cambodia to Korea, created a YouTube video, established Instagram for news reports, built a website for our program, etc.


2021~2022 - Freshman

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Associations Between Adverse Childhood Experiences and Increased Risk of Cancer 

J. Lee
2022 Research Competition for Talented Youth (Hosted by Herald Youth)  - Silver Award

Forms of exposure to violence are countless and occur in diverse environments around us, such as home, school, neighborhood, etc. These types of exposure to violence as a child can be summed up as "Adverse Childhood Experiences", and they always lead to negative impacts in the future. 

Rise of HPV Associated Oropharyngeal Cancer and Its Oncogenic Risks

J. Lee

Human Papilloma Virus, more commonly known as HPV, is one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases. HPV has around 120 different types but only 40 spread through sexual contact. Among these 40 types, approximately 70 percent of HPV oropharyngeal cancer is caused due to HPV type-16. 

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Effects of Children's Exposure to Violence and Their Solutions

J. Lee, T. Kim, Y. Choi, J. Choi
2022 Global Leader's Forum for Youth Grand Prize,
2022 Incheon Free Economic Zone Award

Children's Exposure to Violence is one of the biggest issues arising in many different countries due to its negative impact. Exposure to Violence as a child can cause mental disorders, such as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, etc.. Possible Solutions are listed in our presentation, contact me if you need further information. 

Lactase: Breaking Down the Lactose

J. Lee

Lactase, an enzyme also known as β-galactosidase, breaks down lactose to form glucose and galactose. Lastase (supplements) are possible solutions to Lactase deficiency, Colic, healthier bone, and digesting lactose. 

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Tong-shaped Glasses Wipe - Design Project

J. Lee
Redesigned and submitted for patent

3D Design plan of multi-usable glasses wipes containing alcohol in a tong-liked shape model. The head of the model will be flexible with other types of wipes for electronic devices and dishes, and the body will be able to contain diverse liquids that can help the chosen device, such as glasses, and electronic devices, to be cleaned. The survey showed that my design is 100% more aesthetically pleasing and more be used more often. 

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