Sangmi Lee

734 W. Alameda Dr., Suite #147
Research Specialist Sr
University Staff
TEMPE Campus


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


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