John K. Lee received an AB magna cum laude in Biochemical Sciences from Harvard College, an MD from the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, and a PhD from the Molecular Biology Institute as a Specialty Training and Advanced Research (STAR) fellow at UCLA. His PhD thesis under the mentorship of Dr. Owen Witte focused on characterizing determinants of aggressive prostate cancer. His postdoctoral research with Dr. Witte involved the identification of cell surface antigens in subtypes of prostate cancer and the development of immunotherapeutics against these targets. John started his independent research program at Fred Hutch in March of 2018. He is also a medical oncologist who specializes in metastatic prostate cancer and bladder cancer. He sees patients at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance/University of Washington Medical Center.
|NIH Director's New Innovator Award||2021|
|Atomwise AIMS Award||2021|
|BCAN Bladder Cancer Research Innovation Award||2021|
|DOD PCRP Idea Development Award - Established Investigator||2021|
|SBUR Young Investigator Award||2020|
|ASCI Young Physician-Scientist Award||2020|
|SBUR Eula and Donald S. Coffey Innovative Research Award||2019|
|Movember Foundation-PCF Challenge Award||2019|
|DOD PRCRP Career Development Award||2019|
|DOD PCRP Idea Development Award - New Investigator||2019|
|Safeway Early Career Award in Cancer Research||2019|
|DOD PCRP Physician Research Award||2017|
|STOP CANCER Foundation Grant||2017|
|UCLA CTSI KL2 Translational Science Award||2016|
|PCF Young Investigator Award||2015|
|Tower Cancer Research Foundation Award||2015|
|HHMI-NIH Research Scholar||2004|
Shan received her B.S. and M.S. in Pharmaceutical Science from Wenzhou Medical University and her Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Science from Oregon State University. Her doctoral thesis focused on identifying key factors that play important roles in skin development, skin inflammatory diseases, and skin carcinogenesis. As a post-doctoral fellow in the Lee Lab, Shan is studying the interactions of oncogenic networks in prostate cancer using a prostate epithelial organoid transformation system. Her ultimate goal is to find new ways to prevent and fight cancer. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, traveling, and baking.
Vipul received his Bachelor of Technology from the Jaypee Institute of Information Technology in Noida, India and his Ph.D. from the Indian Institute of Technology in Kanpur, India. His doctoral thesis focused on exploring the mechanistic insights into the molecular etiology of ETS-negative prostate cancer. As a post-doctoral fellow in the Lee lab, Vipul is investigating the molecular dynamics underlying the emergence of histologic variants of bladder cancer. He is also interested in exploring the molecular circuitries that govern tumor-immune cell interfaces. In his free time, he loves to exercise, hang out with friends for adventure games, and cook.
Huiyun graduated with a B.S. in Biological Sciences from Nanjing University and a M.S. in Biology with a concentration in Microbial and Cellular Biology from Emporia State University. Her Master's research focused on analyzing gene expression downstream of TP53 under different genetic contexts in malignant melanoma cells. Her current project in the Lee Lab involves developing pipelines to deconvolute diverse population of cells marked by combinations of lentiviral barcodes using next-generation sequencing technologies. She is interested in using computational methods to solve biological problems. In her free time, she enjoys K-pop and J-pop. Huiyun also likes to travel, watch movies, and play with her cat.
Gerardo received his B.S. in Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology from UCLA in 2018 and is currently a Molecular Medicine and Mechanisms of Disease PhD Student at the University of Washington. While at UCLA, he pursued undergraduate research in bioinformatics under Dr. Matteo Pellegrini's lab. He continued his time at UCLA as a research technician for Dr. Tom G. Graeber's Lab where he specialized in analyzing RNA sequencing and targeted metabolomics data. Currently his projects include elucidating molecular drivers for variant bladder cancers.
Annabelle graduated with a B.S. in Biology and a minor in Criminal Justice from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. As a research technician, she is investigating T cell therapies for prostate cancer. Annabelle is interested in laboratory forensics and hopes to work in a crime lab in the future. In her free time she enjoys hiking, trying new restaurants, and watching football.
Ian Hong is an undergraduate at the University of Washington pursuing a B.S. in Biochemistry and a minor in Philosophy. He hopes to become a pediatrician one day. His interests are hiking, rock climbing, and watching MMA fighting and football.
Madeleine Tenzer is an undergraduate student from the University of Washington pursuing a B.S. in Biology and working to become an ER physician or surgeon one day. She likes to draw, hike, and play some video games.
Tina Wu graduated with a Master's degree from Cheng Kong University in Taiwan. Her Master's studies focused on the oncogenic zinc finger protein ZNF322A and its induction of angiogenesis in lung cancer cells. As lab manager and research technician, TIna is developing T cell therapies for prostate cancer. In her free time, she plays basketball, draws, and spends time with her family by video teleconference.
Emily Xu - Undergraduate Research Assistant, 2020-2022
Master's Student, UC Santa Cruz Biomolecular Engineering and Bioinformatics
Ailin Zhang, PhD - Staff Scientist, 2019-2022
Diana DeLucia, PhD - Post-doctoral Fellow, 2018-2022
Nikhil Kamat, MD - Hematology/Oncology Fellow, 2020-2021
Clinical Assistant Professor, UW Medical Center - Northwest
Lauren Wiest - Research Technician, 2020-2021
Research Technician, City of Hope
Alicia Wong - Lab Manager/Research Technician, 2018-2020
Research Technician, Stanford University
Tiffany Pariva - Research Technician, 2018-2020
Medical Student, Loma Linda University School of Medicine
Tanushri Kumar - SURP Student, 2019
Graduate Student, University of Washington Biological Physics, Structure and Design
Nathan Lau - Research Technician, 2018-2019
Medical Student, Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
Lily Bai - High School Intern, 2018-2019
Undergraduate Student, University of Southern California