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The Lee Lab


We are interested in discovering and functionally characterizing new oncogenes and tumor suppressor genes in skin cancer. We seek to understand how these novel genes maintain homeostasis in epithelial tissues in general as well as the skin in particular. We use genomics and proteomics-based approaches
combined with animal and human skin tissue models. The ultimate goal of
our research is to improve current treatment paradigms and identify actionable
therapeutic targets.

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The Lee Lab


We are interested in discovering and functionally characterizing new oncogenes and tumor suppressor genes in skin cancer. We seek to understand how these novel genes maintain homeostasis in epithelial tissues in general as well as the skin in particular. We use genomics and proteomics-based approaches
combined with animal and human skin tissue models. The ultimate goal of
our research is to improve current treatment paradigms and identify actionable
therapeutic targets.

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Carolyn Lee, Md., PhD.


Carolyn Lee, Md., PhD.


Carolyn Lee is an Assistant Professor in Dermatology. She earned her undergraduate degree at Yale prior to completing her MD and PhD studies at Georgetown. Her thesis work characterizing the PTEN tumor suppressor gene was conducted with Todd Waldman.  Upon completing her dermatology residency training at Stanford, she undertook post-doctoral fellowship training in epithelial biology with Paul Khavari.  She is interested in discovering and characterizing new cancer driver genes in skin cancer specifically as well as in epithelial malignancies generally. As a board-certified dermatologist, her clinical focus is the management of patients at high risk of developing skin cancer, such as individuals on immune suppression therapy following organ transplant. She is a member of the Stanford High-Risk Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer Working Group, where she works closely with colleagues in Dermatology, Head and Neck Surgery, Medical Oncology, Radiation Oncology, Plastic Surgery, and Pathology to optimize the care of patients with clinically aggressive cutaneous malignancies.

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Lab Members


Lab Members



Angela Mah Peralta

Angela is a research associate as well as our lab manager.  She obtained her BS in Molecular Toxicology at UC Berkeley. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, gardening, and golfing.


Dane Sessions

Dane is a research associate. He obtained his BS in Biology at the University of Michigan. He enjoys cooking in his spare time as well as riding his motorcycle and playing flag football. 


Michael Lee

Michael is a research associate and our lab bioinformatician. He obtained his BA in Genomics at Washington University in St. Louis. He is also a cello player who enjoys archery and playing video games. 


Blake Gowen

Blake is a research associate. He obtained his BS in Cellular Biology at the University of Georgia with a minor in music. In his spare time, he enjoys water skiing, playing the trombone, and finding the best Pho noodles in town.


 

Kamina Wilkerson

Kamina is an undergraduate researcher majoring in Human Biology. She is an avid runner who enjoys trying new restaurants and practicing Mandarin.

 

 


Inna Gitman

Inna is our administrative associate. She received her MS in Applied Mathematics from the Moscow State University of Economics, Statistics, and Informatics. She enjoys playing the piano and has sung with the West Bay Opera Chorus as well as the Stanford Symphonic Chorus.



Lab Alumni

Cody Aros
BS, Stanford University
Current Position: MD/PhD student, UCLA-Caltech MSTP

Christie Nguyen
BS, Stanford University
Current Position: MD/PhD student, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai MSTP