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.