Robin E. C. Lee, Ph.D.
|Ph.D. in Cellular and Molecular Medicine, University of Ottawa|
3083 Biomedical Science Tower 3
To decide between irreversible cell fates such as growth, differentiation or death, cells process information about their environment through a network of molecular circuits. Our research combines principles of systems and synthetic biology with large-scale data to understand how information flows through these circuits. By observing input-output relationships in the same cell using microfluidics, live-cell dynamics and single-molecule microscopy, we aim to decode the ‘language’ of signaling dynamics and develop mathematical models of information flow with single-cell resolution. Our ultimate goal is to understand how population-level responses emerge from single-cell heterogeneity and to rationally manipulate cell fate decisions in disease.
Cruz JA, Mokashi CS, Kowalczyk GJ, Guo Y, Zhang Q, Gupta S, Schippper DL, Lee REC (2021) A variable-gain stochastic pooling motif mediates information transfer from receptor assemblies into NF-κB Science Advances. 7:
Mokashi CS, Schippper DL, Qasaimeh MA, Lee REC (2019) A System for Analog Control of Cell Culture Dynamics to Reveal Capabilities of Signaling Networks iScience. 19: 586-596
Pabon NA, Zhang Q, Cruz JA, Schipper DL, Camacho CJ, Lee REC (2019) A network-centric approach to drugging TNF-induced NF-κB signaling Nature Communications. 10: 860