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Image of the Seattle Great Wheel taken from the Seattle Aquarium
Image of the Seattle Great Wheel taken from the Seattle Aquarium Credit: Dr. John Lee

August 5, 2022

John co-chairs a Breakout Session on Preclinical Modeling with David Degraff at the 2022 Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network Think Tank in Denver, Colorado.

July 14, 2022

The Lee Lab is selected for a National Cancer Institute Diversity Supplement to support Gerardo's training.

July 11, 2022

The Lee Lab and Ishihara Lab at Imperial College London are selected for a Prostate Cancer UK Research Innovation Award.

June 30, 2022

Gerardo passes his M3D PhD General Exam! Congrats!

June 15, 2022

Huiyun passes her MoLES PhD General Exam! Congrats!

June 9, 2022

The Lee Lab is selected to receive a Robert J. Kleberg, Jr. and Helen C. Kleberg Foundation Medical Research Grant. 

May 17, 2022

Vipul, Nik, and Tiffany's manuscript on the development of STEAP1 CAR T cell therapy for advanced prostate cancer is posted to bioRxiv!

February 16, 2022

Professor Kristine Kim from Kangwon National University joins the Lee Lab as a Visiting Scholar during her sabbatical. We look forward to many areas of productive collaboration!

December 7, 2021

The Lee Lab is gifted an unrestricted grant from the Robert & Susan Hollander Foundation to support research in prostate cancer.  Thank you!

December 6, 2021

The Lee Lab is notified that the National Cancer Institute will partner to advance our development of STEAP1 chimeric antigen receptor T cell therapy for prostate cancer via the NExT Program

November 8, 2021

Professor Eugene Yi from Seoul National University joins the Lee Lab as a Visiting Scholar during his sabbatical. We look forward to many areas of productive collaboration!

October 25, 2021

John ties for Third Place at the American Urological Association 2021 Early-Career Investigators Showcase--the lone medical oncologist amongst a stellar group of urologists. 

October 5, 2021

The Lee Lab is selected for a NIH Director's New Innovator Award funded by the Office of the Director and administered by the National Cancer Institute. 

August 5, 2021

John is notified that his NIH Loan Repayment Program renewal application is funded through the National Cancer Institute.

August 2, 2021

The Lee Lab is selected for an Atomwise AIMS Award which will provide virtual screening and compounds for physical testing at no cost as well as personal support from medicinal chemists and computational biologists.  

July 12, 2021

Annabelle Tsao joins the lab as a research technician. Welcome!

June 24, 2021

John presents at the virtual National Alliance of State Prostate Cancer Coalitions Symposium on Immuno-Oncology in Prostate Cancer.

June 21, 2021

Gerardo Javier Sanchez joins the lab as a permanent graduate student enrolled in the UW M3D graduate program. Welcome!

The Lee Lab is awarded a Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network (BCAN) 2021 Bladder Cancer Research Innovation Award to support research on understanding determinants of variant histologies of bladder cancer initiation/maintenance and their response to chemoimmunotherapy. 

May 11, 2021

Vipul Bhatia joins the lab as a post-doctoral fellow. Welcome!

May 4, 2021

Madeleine Tenzer joins the lab as an undergraduate research intern. Welcome!

April 17, 2021

John is selected to present at the American Urological Association Research Forum: Early-Career Investigator Showcase at AUA 2021 in Las Vegas in September 2021. 

March 29, 2021

Nik's application to the Department of Defense Prostate Cancer Research Program Physician Research Award is recommended for funding! Congratulations!

March 11, 2021

Nik's commentary on preclinical studies of AMG160, a half-life extended BiTE targeting PSMA and CD3, is published in Clinical Cancer Research via OnlineFirst! Congratulations!

February 22, 2021

The Lee Lab is awarded an Established Investigator Idea Development Award from the Department of Defense Prostate Cancer Research Program to interrogate the safety and efficacy of a novel STEAP1 chimeric antigen receptor T cell therapy in prostate cancer with collaborators at Fred Hutch and Imperial College London.

January 5, 2021

John is selected to participate in the NIH Early Career Reviewer (ECR) Program

December 9, 2020

Li-Ting (Tina) Wu joins the lab as a research technician. Welcome!

November 16, 2020

Diana's paper is published in Clinical Cancer Research via OnlineFirst! Thanks and congratulations to all of our collaborators!

October 29, 2020

Emily Xu joins the lab as an undergraduate research intern. Welcome!

October 2, 2020

John is selected for the Society for Basic Urologic Research 2020 Young investigator Award.

September 25, 2020

Diana's abstract submitted for the Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer (SITC) 35th Anniversary Annual Meeting is accepted for a Travel Award and Poster Presentation! Congratulations!

August 3, 2020

Lauren Wiest joins the lab as a research technician. Welcome!

July 24, 2020

Ian Hong joins the lab as an undergraduate research intern. Welcome!

June 16, 2020

John provides a brief overview of the lab's ongoing work on the functional genomics of bladder cancer and implementation of the Mission Bio Tapestri single-cell targeted NGS platform with a presentation for the Mission Bio Virtual Webinar Series. 

June 8, 2020

The Lee Lab is back in full force as Fred Hutch dials up to Phase 4. 

March 23, 2020

The Lee Lab ramps down to minimal maintenance operations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Stay safe!

February 10, 2020

John is selected for the American Society for Clinical Investigation 2020 Young Physician-Scientist Award. 

February 7, 2020

The Lee Lab is awarded a grant from Swim Across America and the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance to investigate chimeric antigen receptor T cell therapy for Ewing sarcoma. 

January 13, 2020

Diana and Shan are selected to present their work at the AACR Special Conference on Advances in Prostate Cancer Research in Denver, CO on March 12-15, 2020. Congratulations!

January 2, 2020

Nik Kamat joins the lab as a Medical Oncology fellow. Welcome!

November 9, 2019

The Lee Lab receives the 2019 Society for Basic Urologic Research Eula and Donald S. Coffey Innovative Research Award!

November 6, 2019

Shan receives a Human Biology Division Conference Travel Award to present her work at the AACR Advances in Prostate Cancer Research Conference in Denver, CO from March 12-15, 2020. Congratulations!

October 23, 2019

Shan and Diana both receive word that their Department of Defense Prostate Cancer Research Program Early Investigator Research Award applications are recommended for funding! Congratulations!

October 2, 2019

An abstract summarizing Alicia's work on multiplex bladder urothelial organoid transformation and single-cell deconvolution is selected as a top three finalist for consideration of the 2019 Society for Basic Urologic Research Eula and Donald S. Coffey Innovative Research Award!

August 20, 2019

The Lee Lab and Strong Lab (Basic Sciences Division) are selected to receive a collaborative Human Biology Pilot Project Award to fund the identification of HLA-restricted epitopes for the development of T cell receptor gene therapies for African-American men with prostate cancer. 

August 16, 2019

We bid farewell to Tanushri who finished the summer off strong by winning a Lee Hartwell Award! We look forward to following your growth and success in science.

August 1, 2019

The Lee Lab and a team of investigators from Fred Hutch (Nelson Lab and Vicky Wu) and Seattle Children's Hospital (Jensen Lab, Julie Park, and Navin Pinto) are awarded a Movember Foundation-PCF Challenge Award to pursue preclinical and clinical studies related to therapeutic targeting of L1CAM in neuroendocrine prostate cancer with chimeric antigen receptor T cell immunotherapy. 

July 28, 2019

John is notified that his NIH Loan Repayment Program renewal application is funded through the National Cancer Institute.

June 17, 2019

Tanushri Kumar joins the lab as a Summer Undergraduate Research Program intern from Oregon State University. Welcome!

May 21, 2019

The Lee Lab is awarded a New Investigator Idea Development Award from the Department of Defense Prostate Cancer Research Program to optimize chimeric antigen receptor T cell therapy using autologous human prostate cancer tissue slice co-cultures with collaborators at the City of Hope and the University of Washington.

May 8, 2019

Alicia receives a Human Biology Division Conference Travel Award to present her work at the AACR Special Conference on Bladder Cancer: Transforming the Field in Denver, CO from May 18-21, 2019. Congratulations!

March 29, 2019

The Lee Lab is awarded a Safeway Early Career Award in Cancer Research from the Fred Hutch/University of Washington Cancer Consortium to target prostate cancer with chimeric antigen receptor T cell therapy. 

March 1, 2019

John is awarded a Career Enhancement Program Award from the Pacific Northwest Prostate Cancer SPORE to investigate a novel regulator of AR in prostate cancer.

February 27, 2019

John is awarded a Career Development Award from the Department of Defense Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program for multiplex functional interrogation of oncogenic networks in bladder cancer.

February 14, 2019

Diana and Shan are selected to present posters at the 12th Annual Multi-Institutional Prostate Cancer Retreat in Ft. Lauderdale, FL on March 4, 2019. Congratulations!

December 6, 2018

John gives a presentation detailing the transformation of human prostate epithelial cells to variant prostate cancer differentiation states at the National Cancer Institute Workshop on Lineage Plasticity and AR-independent Prostate Cancer held at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD. 

October 1, 2018

Diana Delucia joins the lab as a post-doctoral fellow. Welcome!

September 26, 2018

Huiyun Sun joins the lab as a permanent graduate student enrolled in the UW Molecular Engineering Ph.D. program. Welcome!

August 1, 2018

Shan Li joins the lab as a post-doctoral fellow. Welcome!

July 2, 2018

Alicia Wong joins the lab as a research technician and lab manager. Welcome!

June 4, 2018

The Lee Lab moves to the Eastlake Building to join the shared Prostate Cancer Laboratory with the Nelson and Vasioukhin Labs.

June 1, 2018

Ailin Zhang joins the lab as a research scientist. Welcome!

May 7, 2018

John is awarded a Career Enhancement Program Award from the Pacific Northwest Prostate Cancer SPORE to investigate a novel PI3K/HDAC inhibitor in prostate cancer.  

May 1, 2018

The Lee Lab is granted a Sponsored Research Agreement with Immunomedics, Inc. to study Trop2 and CEACAM5 antibody-drug conjugates in advanced prostate cancer. 

April 23, 2018

Our manuscript describing the surfaceome profiling of advanced prostate cancer is published in PNAS.

March 16, 2018

Tiffany Pariva and Nathan Lau join the lab as research technicians. Welcome!

March 1, 2018

The Lee Lab opens!