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Robin Lee, PhD
Associate Professor

PhD in Cellular and Molecular Medicine, University of Ottawa

3083 Biomedical Science Tower 3
3501 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

412-648-8607
robinlee@pitt.edu
Office: 10032c
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Research Summary

I’m a systems biologist and an Associate Professor of Computational and Systems Biology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. My academic training started in physics and mathematics and progressed to graduate studies in Cellular and Molecular Medicine at the University of Ottawa in Canada, where my research focused on apoptosis-related protein interaction networks and proteomics. Before establishing my independent research program, I was a CIHR research fellow at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and in the Departments of Genetics and Systems Biology at Harvard Medical School. My current research integrates principles from molecular biology, physics, and mathematics, and focuses on understanding the information-carrying properties of molecular signals that influence vital cellular decisions. We are particularly interested in cellular survival versus death signaling at the intersection of the immune system and cancers. In the long term, my research goal is to develop dynamical systems models with single-cell accuracy, aimed at understanding the sources and consequences of cell-to-cell variability, and identifying key control points in these processes. 

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