Daesung Lee received Ph.D degree from Stanford University. He became an associate professor of chemistry in University of Illinois at Chicago (2007–2014) and became a present Professor of Chemistry in the same university since 2014. He became an adjunct professor of chemistry in Wenzhou University, Wenzhou, China, since 2018. His research interest involves new synthetic method development and their application to the synthesis of structurally novel and biologically active natural products. Metathesis chemistry and metallotropic shift. Carbene-based transformations. Metal-catalyzed benzannulation reactions and Alder-ene reaction.