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Kathreen P. Lee, M.D.
General Surgery Resident

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Department of Surgery
4 Maloney
3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Administrative Telephone: 215-662-6156

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Kathreen is in her fifth clinical year of surgery residency and plans to pursue colon and rectal surgery.

2012 - 2014 Postdoctoral Researcher
2009 - present Assistant Instructor in Surgery
2005 – 2009 MD - Boston University School of Medicine
Boston, Massachusetts
1999 - 2001 MA - Rice University
Houston, Texas
1993 - 1997 BA in Biology - Harvard University
Cambridge, Massachusetts
08/2005 – 05/2009 D. Hayes Agnew Surgical Society
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Vice President, 2008-2009

07/2012 - 06/2014
University of Pennsylvania, Department of Surgery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Harrison Department of Surgical Research, PI: Dr. Brian J. Czerniecki
Focused on identifying and investigating the role of biomarkers in DCIS and evaluating their potential as targets for immunotherapy.

06/2002 - 08/2002
Baylor College of Medicine, Dept Molecular Physio, Houston, Texas
Research Assistant, Professor Charles L. Densmore, PhD
Received the Advanced Research/Advanced Technology Grant awarded by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and spent three months working for the Technology Development Transfer project at Baylor which was aimed at developing aerosol gene delivery technology for clinical application in the possible future treatment of osteosarcoma metastases to the lungs in human pediatric patients. This project collaborated with the lab of Dr. Eugenie Kleinerman of M.D. Anderson. Helped design and construct various plasmids to optimize the persistence of gene expression, particularly IL-12 and p53 genes delivered to the lungs via nebulized aerosol.
06/2001 - 08/2001
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Dept Cancer Biology, Houston, Texas
Research Assistant, Professor Eugenie Kleinerman, MD
Received the Advanced Research/Advanced Technology Grant awarded by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and worked for three months in Dr. Kleinerman's lab to help optimize novel aerosol delivery systems for gene therapy in treating human osteosarcoma metastases to the lungs in animal models. My task was to optimize delivery of PEI based formulations of IL-12 and p53 genes through aerosol delivery and to conduct PCR analysis of anti-tumor gene expression in tumor and non-tumor tissues.
  1. Kang MS, Lee HJ, Lee JH, Lee KP, Kelley MJ, Won YJ, Kim ST, Park JG. Mutation of p53 gene in hepatocellular carcinoma cell lines with HBX DNA. International Journal of Cancer.1996 Sep; 67(6): 898-902. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 8824565.

Dr. Kathreen Lee

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