Dr. Lee is the associate director of the Penn Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center and co-director of the Institute on Aging. He is also an attending physician at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and associate professor in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.
Dr. Lee is currently principal investigator of the Translational Neuropathology Research Laboratory supporting studies on the molecular neuropathology of Alzheimer’s disease, frontotemporal degeneration and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, recently discovering a novel form of dementia called vacuolar tauopathy. Dr. Lee graduated Phi Beta Kappa and with honors from Stanford (1997), and obtained his MD. and PhD. degrees from the University of Pennsylvania (2005) where he studied amyloid pathology in various experimental models under the mentorship of Virginia M.-Y. Lee, PhD.