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Lee Lab

Developing new treatments for heart disease

Our goal is to understand heart failure and metabolic diseases that accompany human aging, as these diseases are now major barriers to healthy aging.

We are interested in translating that understanding into therapies, including stem cell transplantation strategies and new biological agents.

We use biotechnologies to discover and design new approaches to cardiovascular and metabolic diseases. We work at this interface using a broad variety of techniques in genomics, stem cell biology, and molecular biology. Our approach is to understand human problems and design solutions in the laboratory, and then we demonstrate the effectiveness of these solutions in vivo.

fluorescent image of cardiomyocyte
A fluorescent image of a single cardiomyocyte. Courtesy of Richard T. Lee.

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