Byeong Chun Lee

Yi Byeong-cheon (Hangeul: 이병천, also spelled Lee Byeong-chun, born January 5, 1965) is the veterinary professor at Seoul National University[1][2] responsible for the ₩300 million KRW (about US$240,000) "Toppy" dog cloning program in 2007.[3] Yi is a former aide to Hwang Woo-suk, a pioneer in the field with the "Snuppy" clone, who fell from grace after his stem cell research turned out to have been fabricated.[4] Yi has been described as "one of the world's best-known dog cloning experts."[5]


  1. ^ "Disgraced scientist says he cloned female dog". NBC News/Associated Press. 1 July 2007. Retrieved 31 August 2010.
  2. ^ "Byeong-Chun LEE, DVM, PhD Professor". Seoul National University College of Veterinary Medicine website. Retrieved 27 February 2016.
  3. ^ Mostrous, Alexi (April 25, 2008). "Seven cloned sniffer dogs named Toppy begin training in South Korea". The Sunday Times. Retrieved 31 August 2010.
  4. ^ Kim, Hyung-Jin (25 April 2008). "Cloned sniffer dogs go on show". The Guardian. Retrieved 31 August 2010.
  5. ^ Kim, So-hyun (2008-08-08). "Scandal brews over American owner of cloned puppies". The Korea Herald/Asia News Network. Retrieved 2010-08-31.