Brandon Lee currently holds a research associate position at MIT Biological Engineering within Professor Linda Griffith's lab, He studies the promising role of histological analysis to improve our understanding of chronic Lyme disease, a devastating condition with understudied physiological and social implications to human health. He holds a M.A. in Bioethics & Medical Humanities and a B.A. in Cognitive Science from Case Western Reserve University.
Previously in Dr Irv Weissman's lab under the mentorship of Dr Michal Caspi Tal at the Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine (since 2019), Brandon has found interesting dermatological features of the mouse tail reminiscent of atopic dermatitis that worsens with age and infection. Using these skills and in collaboration with the Weissman Lab, Brandon is spearheading mouse work to study the sexual dimorphism in tandem with in vitro and clinical studies on chronic Lyme at the level of the reproductive system with the Tal Research Group in Dr Griffith's lab at MIT.