Location

Scottsdale, Arizona

Contact

nlee@mayo.edu

Summary

Nancy A. Lee, Ph.D., is primarily interested in cancer and the role of eosinophils in certain diseases, such as scleroderma, asthma and atopic dermatitis.

Dr. Lee creates and studies mouse models of human disease, and she's also developing a diagnostic assay for autoimmune disease.

Focus areas

  • Examining the role of eosinophils in asthma and atopic eczema
  • Examining the role of eosinophils in cancer
  • Understanding the cellular and molecular basis of autoimmunity
  • Developing a diagnostic test for autoimmune diseases
  • Analyzing blood cells from different patient groups (type 1 diabetes, scleroderma, psoriasis)

Significance to patient care

One goal of Dr. Lee's research is to develop a clinical diagnostic blood test for autoimmune disease. Many people suffer for years before they are diagnosed with a disease known to be caused by autoimmune pathology. Dr. Lee is working to develop a simple blood test that would result in decreased patient suffering and improved patient care.

Professional highlights

  • Standing Member, ZRG1 IMM-G (10) B, Center for Scientific Review, National Institutes of Health, 2004-present
  • Standing Member ZRG1 SSS-4 (10) Immunology: Small Business and Technology, Center for Scientific Review, National Institutes of Health, 2004-present
  • Ad Hoc Member, HLBI Study Section, Center for Scientific Review, National Institutes of Health, 2004-present
  • Member, Special Emphasis Panel RFA-NIH-NIAID-DAIT-03-041: Immune System Development and the Genesis of Asthma, Center for Scientific Review, National Institutes of Health, 2003

Recent Publications

See my publications

Professional Details

Primary Appointment

  1. Biochemistry

Joint Appointment

  1. Hematology/Oncology

Academic Rank

  1. Associate Professor of Biochemistry/Molecular Biology

Education

  1. Post Doctoral Fellowship - Laboratory of Elizabeth Lacy Sloan Kettering Memorial Hospital
  2. Post Doctoral Fellowship - Laboratory of Leroy Hood California Institute of Technology
  3. PhD - Thesis Advisor: John Lis, PhD, Dept. of Biochemistry, Molecular and Cell Biology, Ph.D. Thesis: Chromatin Structure of Drosophila Heat Shock Genes in Drosophila and in Yeast as Probed with DNase I Cornell University
  4. BS - Dept. of Chemistry, Laboratory of James Carter, Ph.D., Boron Organic Synthesis Reactions University of Memphis
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