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Lee Lab

The Lee Lab in May 2019, outside the Sherman-Fairchild/Bauer complex at Harvard University.

Lee Lab People

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Rich Lee seeks to understand heart failure and metabolic diseases that accompany human aging, and translate that understanding into therapies. Lee is an active clinician, regularly treating patients at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

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Elisabeth is the Research Lab Manager for the Lee Lab.

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Timothy Fenn is the Faculty Assistant for Jack Strominger and Richard Lee.

Postdoctoral Fellows

Photo of Jessica Garbern

Jessica is focused on developing immunocompatible, mature cardiomyocytes derived from induced pluripotent stem cells for future clinical translation.

Photo of Shuoshuo Wang

Shuoshuo is currently focused on the impacts of innate immune systems in cardiac regeneration as well as systemic molecular analysis on myocardial fibrosis in the context of ageing and diets.

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Axel’s main work is to discover DNA adducts that track aging and its associated pathologies such as Alzheimer Disease (AD) using analytical chemistry instruments (HPLC-MS/MS, Q-tof, Orbitrap, NMR).

Photo of Junya Aoyama

Junya is focused on differentiation of vascularized myocardium from human induced pluripotent stem cells for future clinical use.

Photo of Sezin Dagdeviren

Sezin is currently working on unraveling how Arrestin genes impact carbohydrate metabolism.

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Alexander is focused on identifying the causal role of mitochondrial DNA mutations in aging and cardiovascular disease, as well as the development of therapeutic interventions to restore or improve mitochondrial function and disease outcomes.

Photo of Tomohiro Kato

Tomohiro is currently focused on the mechanism of GDF8/11.

Research Assistants

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Hannah’s research focuses on developing immunocompatible, mature cardiomyocytes derived from induced pluripotent stem cells for future clinical translation.

Photo of Megan Felicity Hoang

Megan is investigating the role and molecular mechanisms of alpha arrestin domain-containing protein (ARRDC4 and Txnip) on glucose metabolism in vivo and ex vivo.

Graduate Students

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Jannika is an international master student from Germany. She focuses on GDF8/11 signaling in endothelial cells.

Photo of Fang Cao

Fang is focused on developing immune-compatible mature cardiomyocytes from iPSC and understanding biological underpinnings of cardiovascular disease through analysis of myocardial transcriptomics.

Undergraduate Students

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Maggie’s research work concerns finding genetic pathways for cardiomyocyte proliferation, as well as investigating mechanisms of sarcomere disassembly.

Photo of Anthony Zhu

Anthony is studying the role of the complement system in heart regeneration.

Photo of Morgan Sokol

Morgan works on different projects in the lab with the focus of developing mature cardiomyocytes derived from human induced pluripotent stem cells for future treatment of cardiac disease.

Photo of Jeanna Shaw

Jeanna is studying how small molecule treatments help develop mature cardiomyocytes derived from induced pluripotent stem cells.

Photo of Jake Benoit

Jake is a member of the lab’s metabolism team investigating how alpha-arrestins regulate glucose metabolism.

Photo of Justis Gordon

Justis is currently working on the mechanism of GDF8 and GDF11.

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