About BRAiN & its Founding Members

How BRAiN Came About

Two Ivy League grads and three physicians who have gone through the rigorous application process to achieve their dreams. Wanting to help already high-achieving students have another resource to show schools how they can take it a step further toward excellence. As Ivy League interviewers, we understand the college admissions processes and preferences and have developed a research program designed around your success.

Mission Statement

To promote enthusiasm, ingenuity, and intellectual growth among those students motivated to pursue publications and major presentations related to the biomedical industry, medicine, or the liberal arts.

Our Founding Members

Yun Hui Lee, MD

Dr. Yun Hui Lee serves as the Administrative Director of BRAiN

Dr. Yun Hui Lee was born in South Korea and immigrated with her family to the US at the age of seven. Dr. Lee is fluent in English and Korean.

Dr. Lee obtained her Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Cincinnati, and received her Medical Doctorate from the Ohio State College of Medicine and Public Health. Dr. Lee is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and currently works as a Hospitalist in a major hospital system.

It has always been my passion to stay close to my Korean roots and a dream to somehow serve my native country. I feel very privileged and excited to be a part of this company in order to do so.

David K. Lee, MD

Dr. David Lee serves as the Director of Operations for BRAiN

Dr. David K. Lee earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Chemistry – with distinction in all subjects – from Cornell University, Dr. Lee received his Medical Doctorate from The Ohio State College of Medicine and Public Health served as he Chief Resident during his Family Medicine Residency Program. Dr. Lee is Board Certified in Family Medicine.

Dr. Lee also has an extensive business background serving as Chief Operations Officer of a national coffee franchise.

I am excited to work with young minds that will be the future leaders of the world and help them achieve their goals. This gives us an opportunity to mentor hard working students and guide them on their research journey.

Chris S. Karas, MD

Dr. Chris Karas serves as the Program Director for BRAiN

Dr. Chris S. Karas earned a double major Bachelors Degree at Yale University in Classical Civilization and Neurobiology, focusing on molecular genetics through the research intensive track. He earned his Medical Doctorate and specialty training from The Ohio State University College of Medicine and Public Health and is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. Dr. Karas is board certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery. He performs all forms of brain and spine surgery and is acting Research Chair of Neurosciences.

Research – the act of exploring the unknown through rigorous investigation – is the functional product of humanity’s curiosity. It is fundamental to the growth and progress of individuals and societies, and remains the foundation of any academic pursuit. Guiding enthusiastic and intelligent students through this challenging and rewarding process is a passion of mine which exceeds surgery. Two minds collaborating have infinitely more potential than two hands operating.