We aim to understand the morphogenesis, homeostasis, and disease pathogenesis of lymphatic vessels and blood vessels and their microenvironments to provide new strategies for regenerative medicine and treatment of immune diseases, cancer, and edema. To this end, we are working to develop novel three-dimensional (3D) organ-on-chip systems, cellular and molecular tools, and in vivo models to better understand the mechanisms by which cells regulate and respond to biological and mechanical cues.

We are hiring!

We look for a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow (this position will be supported by NIH grants). For more details, please see “Opportunities” on this website!


Recent News

June 10, 2022:

Lab awarded NIH R01 grant from NHLBI! We will study lymphatic morphogenesis and function using organ-on-chip and in vivo models in collaboration with Dr. Deborah Fowell.


April 4, 2022:

Samantha has been awarded NSF GRF 2022!  Samantha will study the roles of lymphatics in autoimmune disease. Congratulations, Samantha!


February 1, 2022:

Lab awarded NIH R21 grant from NCI! We will study tumor vascular interactions in pancreatic cancer metastasis using tumor-on-chip models and patient-derived xenografts in collaboration with Dr. Manuel Hidalgo.


December 2, 2021:

Isabelle got awarded the Alan D. Mathios Research & Service Grant. Congratulations!!


October 5, 2021:

Dr. Lee gives a seminar at Johns Hopkins BME on October 11, 2021.


September 23, 2021:

Lab awarded NIH R21 grant from NIAID! We look forward to creating the initial and collecting lymphatic vessels and exploring immune cell interactions with those lymphatics in normal and inflammation conditions in collaboration with Dr. Deborah Fowell.



To create and nurture a diverse community dedicated to the discovery, scholarship, and leadership to improve human health and wellness by taking principles from engineering, biology, and medicine” – Lee lab mission.



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