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October 5, 2021:

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


October 4, 2021:

New paper is out: A bioengineered lymphatic vessel model for studying lymphatic endothelial cell-cell junction and barrier function by Henderson et al!

This study received “Microcirculatory Society Award for Excellence in Lymphatic Research”.


September 30, 2021:

Cort’s proposal titled “Control of Cytotoxic T cell Mechanosensing by Piezo 1” has been selected to receive a Fall 2021 research award from Cornell Engineering Learning Initiative (ELI). Congratulations, Cort!


September 23, 2021:

Lab awarded NIH R21 grant from NIAID! We look forward to exploring immune cell interactions with lymphatics in collaboration with Dr. Deborah Fowell.


June 8, 2021:

Meera’s proposal titled “Modeling Breast Cancer Metastasis with Bioengineered Tumor-on-Chip Platform” has been selected to receive a Summer 2021 research award from Cornell Engineering Learning Initiative (ELI). Congratulations, Meera!


June 1, 2021:

Cort awarded the Sigma Xi Award. Congratulations, Cort!  


April 25, 2021:

Dr. Lee gives invited talk at

(1) Lymphatic Forum 2021 (virtual_June 2, 2021)

(2) NAVBO symposium: Human Organoid Systems to Study Vascular Toxicity (virtual_June, 15, 2021)


April 13, 2021:

Two review papers are out. Congratulations to authors! 

Bioengineered in vitro models of leukocyte-vascular interactions, Biochem. Soc. Trans. (2021)

Engineering three-dimensional vascularized cardiac tissues, Tissue Eng. Part B: Rev. (2021), in collaboration with Dr. Deok-Ho Kim.


April 10, 2021:

Paul received Ruthanna Wood Davis Award for Academic Achievement! Congratulations, Paul!


April 10, 2021:

Cort awarded American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Undergraduate Scholar Award, 2021-2022. Congratulations!


March 23, 2021:

Aria awarded NSF GRF! Aria will study protein transport mechanisms in glymphatic system using organ-chip models. Congratulations, Aria!


March 8, 2021:

Lab awarded Adam Rachel Broder Fund for Cancer Research! We look forward to our collaboration with Drs. Deborah Fowell and Manuel Hidalgo.


March 2, 2021:

Lab awarded ‘Multi-Investigator Seed Grant’ from the Office of Academic Integration at Cornell University! We look forward to our collaboration with Dr. Manuel Hidalgo.


Feb 11, 2021:

Cornell BME student spotlight on Aria Henderson


Jan 1, 2021:

Cort’s proposal titled “Combined lymphatic vessel normalization and checkpoint blockade tumor therapy” has been selected to receive a Spring 2021 research award from Cornell Engineering Learning Initiative (ELI). Congratulations, Cort!



November 20, 2020:

Paul awarded the Alan D. Mathios Research & Service Grant. Paul will compare gene expression profiles and water-conducting capacity of astrocytes early-on and later-on in brain development using an organ-chip system. Congratulations, Paul!  


November 19, 2020:

Our recent study was published in Scientific Reports. The study describes an in vitro model of anastomosis of a perfusable vessel to a 3D solid tumor via stromal cell-derived paracrine factors.


October 5, 2020:

Tae Joon’s paper is accepted by Biofabrication (*IF 8.213). It describes a rapid multilayer microfabrication method to model organ-specific metastasis in breast cancer. Osteoblasts dictate bone metastasis, which needs further investigation. Congratulations, Tae Joon!


August 30, 2020:

Renhao’s review article on glaucoma tissue engineering has been published at Micromachines (Basel) as a ‘Feature Article (Editor’s Choice)’. Congratulations Renhao!


August 29, 2020:

Isabelle Ilan and Andrew Kim join the lab as undergraduate students. Welcome Everyone!


July 17, 2020:

Aria receives the Mong Cornell Neurotech Fellowship 2020-2021. Congratulations, Aria!


April 15, 2020:

Hyoann accepted an offer from Georgia Tech/Emory BME for her Ph.D. study. Keng-Jung accepted an offer from Carnegie Mellon University BME for his Ph.D. study. Congratulations, ALL!


March 6, 2020:

Keng-Jung has been selected as one of the featured speakers at the Biomedical Engineering and Instrumentation Summit in Boston (BEIS-Boston). He will present his promising work on cancer-on-a-chip in July 2020. Congratulations! See the featured speakers.


January 29, 2020:

Check out our recent review article and book chapter on lymphatic and blood vessel-on-a-chip systems and their applications.


January 13, 2020:

Hyoann’s proposal entitled “Human small intestine on-a-chip” has been selected to receive a Spring 2020 research award from Cornell Engineering Learning Initiative (ELI). Congratulations, Hyoann! Here is Hyoann’s research story at the ELI blog.



December 5, 2019:

Dr. Lee gives an invited talk at the ASCB/EMBO 2019 meeting in Washington DC (Dec. 7-11, 2019). ­


October 22, 2019:

Dr. Lee gives an invited talk at the Cornell Center for Immunology on October 29, 2019. Immunology Over Lunch.


September 5, 2019:

Dr. Lee has been appointed to the title of “Nancy and Peter Meinig Family Investigator in the Life Sciences” by the Office of the Provost at Cornell University. Dr. Lee will hold this title until he is no longer an assistant professor.  This title is an honor based on his achievements, promise and innovative future interdisciplinary research. – about the Meinig Family Investigator


August 28, 2019:

Our pancreatic cancer on-chip study has been published at Science AdvancesCheck out Harvard Wyss research highlight: “Exposing how pancreatic cancer does its dirty work”.  


July 25, 2019:

Dr. Lee gives an invited talk at the Cornell BMES on August 23, 2019. BMES Symposium Flyer.  

July 1, 2019:

Lee lab officially opens its door! Dr. Lee joins the faculty at Cornell as a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the Meinig School of Biomedical Engineering. Faculty Announcement Cornell Engineering



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