The lab is a collegial and enthusiastic environment. Students participate in weekly lab meeting and monthly journal club and acquire analytical and presentation skills. There is also a bi-weekly joint lab meeting among all the labs on the floor, giving the student the opportunity to present their work to (and learn from) a multidisciplinary audience. Dr. Lee makes mentorship and education of students and fellows a top priority.
I completed my undergraduate degree at the University of Western Ontario and my MSc at the University of Toronto; during my Masters I studied the role of the endothelial barrier in regulating insulin action. During my PhD I will be exploring the use of ultrasound and microbubbles to deliver therapy to the injured lung.
I completed my undergraduate degree at the University of Ottawa in Biology. My undergraduate thesis focused on the role of autophagy in breast cancer invasion and metastasis. Before joining Dr. Lee's lab in 2018, I worked in a virology lab, investigating the role of lipid mediators in Zika virus infection of neural progenitor cells. I am currently enrolled as a PhD student in the department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology. My project aims to identify and characterize the mechanisms of action of novel therapies for severe influenza infections and acute lung injury.
I completed my undergraduate degree in Biotechnology at the University of British Columbia. Before Joining Dr. Lee's lab, I studied the signaling pathways involved in myocarditis and identified potential biomarkers for the disease. I am currently a PhD student in Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology at the University of Toronto. My project focuses on LDL transcytosis by coronary artery endothelial cells.
I completed my undergraduate degree in Medical Sciences at the University of Western Ontario. During my undergraduate studies, I conducted my research in cell biology and psychology labs, studying multisensory perception in autism spectrum disorder. I am currently a PhD student in the department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology. My project focuses on studying the effect of interferon gamma on LDL transcytosis in human coronary artery endothelial cells.
I completed my undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering at the Birla Institute of Technology and Science, India, and my MS in Biomedical Engineering at the University of California, Irvine. During my Masters, I developed a low-cost, machine-learning assisted micro-chip for electro-phenotyping of cancer cells. I am currently enrolled as a PhD student at Ryerson University in Mechanical Engineering, co-supervised by Dr. Scott Tsai and Dr. Lee. During my PhD, I will be exploring the use of nanobubbles and lung-on-a-chip technology for treating acute lung injury diseases.
I completed my undergraduate degree in Biochemistry and Neuroscience at the University of Toronto. My third year project focused on investigating the effects of novel regulators on transcriptional effectors part of the Hippo signaling pathway. My undergraduate thesis project focused on probing the allosteric mechanism of a critical transcription factor found in H. pylori. I am currently a PhD student in the Department of Biochemistry. My project will focus on studying the mechanisms of LDL transcytosis in endothelial cells. .
I completed my B.Sc. in Health and Biomedical Science and M.Sc. in Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Windsor. Throughout my undergraduate and Master's studies, I primarily examined the significance of biomolecular interactions in infection and survival of the parasitic protozoan Toxoplasma gondii. I am currently a Ph.D. student in the department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology at the University of Toronto. My project will be focused on regulation of LDL transcytosis.
I completed my undergraduate degree in Microbiology & Immunology at McGill University. In the last year of my undergraduate studies, I worked on developing an ELISA-based diagnostic test for the fungal infection Mucormycosis as well as chemically characterizing the polysaccharides they secrete. I am currently a Master's student in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology. My project will focus on testing promising therapies against acute lung injury and identifying their mechanisms of action.
I completed my undergraduate degree in Biomedical Science at the University of Ottawa. For my undergraduate thesis I was part of a cardiovascular tissue engineering lab and I studied the differences in myocardial glyoxylase-1 expression between males and females. I am currently a Master’s student in Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, and my project will focus on the use of ultrasound and microbubbles to aid in the treatment of lung injury. When not in the lab I enjoy painting and spending time outdoors.
I completed my undergraduate degree in Biology at Nagoya University (Japan) before relocating to and completing my MSc in Biology at McGill University. During my Master's, I explored how a specific hypomorphic mutation in the human PRPS1 gene causes DFNX2, a rare neurological disorder, using Drosophila as my disease model. Currently, I am enrolled as a Ph.D. student in the department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, co-supervised by Dr. Kelsie Thu and Dr. Lee. My project focuses on establishing/optimizing a method to selectively deliver anti-tumor agents that antagonizes immune checkpoints in lung cancer using ultrasound-induced microbubble cavitation (USMB).
Undergraduates: Chris Situ, Laura Ren, Jin Lin
Lab alumni (partial): Xinying Guo (PhD), Misha Ditmans (MASc), Karen Fung (PhD), Siavash Ghaffari (PDF), Negar Khosraviani (MSc), Rajiv Sanwal (MSc), Victoria Mintsopoulos (MSc), Hira Raheel (MSc), Michael Sugiyama (PhD), Elizabeth Sabath (PDF), Niall Filewod (MD/PDF), Victoria Tokarz (MSc), Sha (Lucy) Guan (MSc), Susan Armstrong (MD/PhD); Paymon Azizi (MSc); Asela Gamage (MSc); Vahid Khajoee (PDF).
Many alumni have gone on to post-doctoral fellowships, medical or dental school, graduate school, or combined MD/PhD training; some are in industry.