D.K. Lee

Professor of Agronomy


DoKyoung “D.K.” Lee is the Jack A. and Marjorie S. Cavanah Professor in Plant Breeding and Genetics and a bioenergy crop agronomist in the Department of Crop Sciences at the University of Illinois. He has an extensive educational background in crop production, perennial grasses, soil science, and international agriculture. Dr. Lee’s research focuses on advancing perennial grass production systems for sustainable biomass and bioenergy feedstock and improving ecosystem services. He works to improve the genetics and abiotic stress tolerances of perennial grasses and develop the best agronomic management practices for the integration of perennial grasses into our current row cropping systems to improve sustainability and ecosystem services, including water quality.