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 highly motivated postdoctoral fellows. For more details, click Opportunities !

Recent News

December 15, 2022:

Paul’s study on glymphatics-on-chip is now published at Advanced Biology as a Front Cover Article!


October 13, 2022:

Dr. Lee gives an invited talk at the 10th US-Korea Joint Workshop at BMES in San Antonio!


October 5, 2022:

We appreciate Adam & Rachel Broder Fund for Cancer Research for its supporting our pancreatic cancer work!


July 1, 2022:

Lab awarded NIH R01 grant from NHLBI! We will study lymphatic cell-cell adhesion to understand lymphatic disease like lymphedema.


April 4, 2022:

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


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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.