The Lee Visualization Lab is dedicated to the Improved Visualization and Surgical Resection of Brain Tumors – both benign and malignant. Directed by John Y.K. Lee, MD, MSCE, the lab has both clinical and small animal research effort.
The lab is interested in near-infrared fluorescent dyes, because of their increased penetration through normal tissue as well as the lack of any normal autofluorescence in brain. We are interested in novel compounds and novel application of existing compounds in order to help the surgeon localize tumors intraoperatively, distinguish normal brain from cancerous tissue and clear the surgical margins in real-time. In addition, we are always exploring novel imaging techniques with collaborations in bioengineering and physics, as many of the dyes have unique imaging properties beyond what our eyes can see.
In addition, to fluorescent tumor visualization, our lab also continues to refine and innovate novel ways to visualize neurosurgical pathology in the operating room relying on endoscopic refinements, especially as it pertains to skull base surgery.
Jun Woo Jeon awarded the 2017 Neurosurgery Guggenheim Fellowship
March 22, 2017
Jun Woo Jeon, current medical student at the Perelman School of Medicine, has been awarded the 2017 Neurosurgery Guggenheim Fellowship. The Guggenheim Family Neurosurgery Fellowship Fund established by the Guggenheim’s on behalf of their late son, Jean-Pierre, supports medical students’ training in Neurosurgery. The annual summer research fellowship provides first or second year medical students the opportunity to pursue a research project in conjunction with a faculty member in the Department of Neurosurgery. Each selected candidate will receive a $2,900.00 award for 8 weeks of summer research. Congratulations Jun.
The team is headed to AANS
April 22 - 26, 2017
With 5 abstracts accepted, the team will head to Los Angeles to present their original research at the American Assocation of Neurological Surgeons. Two abstracts were selected for oral presentations and one was awarded the Depuy Synthes Skull Base award.