Lee, Maija


University of Wisconsin – Waukesha, 2017-2018

University of Wisconsin – Madison, 2019-2021, B.S., Chemistry

Why I like Chemistry

Chemistry is like the study of everything, it can explain anything around us in our daily lives. Whether it’s salting icy pavement, baking cookies, or pharmaceuticals, chemistry is there behind it all.

Why I chose the Chemistry and Biochemistry Program at UW-Milwaukee

I chose the Chemistry and Biochemistry Program at UW-Milwaukee because of the interesting research currently happening. Graduate students at UWM are also lucky to have access to many amazing facilities on campus, such as the Shimadzu Analytical Instrumentation Laboratory and Research Center.

Favorite things to do in Milwaukee

My favorite things to do in Milwaukee include walking along the Oak Leaf Trail and visiting other great nature spots nearby. I also enjoy going out to eat at any of the great restaurants in the city.

Research Lab: Prof. Alexander Arnold

Major Area of Focus: Organic Chemistry




research group


  1. Maija Lee, Goulin Xu, Thomas Colacot, Leggy A. Arnold “Applications of Palladium Catalyzed Cross-Coupling Reactions Using a Novel Class of Palladium Complexes” Milwaukee Analytical Chemistry Conference, September 11th, 2023.
  2. Maija Lee, Nicolas M. Zahn, M. S. Rashid Roni, Michelle J. Meyer, Daniel A. Webb, and Leggy A. Arnold “Synthesis of Novel GABAAR Targets for Treatment of Inflammatory Bowel Disease” Chemistry and Biochemistry Research Symposium, UWM, Milwaukee, April 28th, 2023.