Eddie Lee, M.D., Ph.D. (Principle Investigator)

Eddie“I received my medical degree and doctoral degree in Neuroscience from Penn, followed by clinical training in Anatomic Pathology and Neuropathology from HUP.  I am currently Assistant Professor in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and a practicing neuropathologist in the illustrious Division of Neuropathology.

My research involves using of advanced molecular, biochemical and histologic techniques to analyze brain tissue in study the molecular pathways associated with neuropathologic inclusions in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and frontotemporal lobar dementia. I am also a co-leader of the Penn Alzheimer's Disease Core Center (ADCC) neuropathology core, and a co-investigator in the Penn Udall Center for Parkinson's Disease Research.

My goals include establishing a world-class experimental neuropathology laboratory and supporting lab members in our collective mission to increase our understanding of the causes and cures of aging-related neurodegenerative diseases.”


Chris Cali (CMB Graduate Student)







Nabil Darwich (NGG Graduate Student)


Elaine Liu (NGG Graduate Student)

Elaine"I obtained my bachelor's degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences from Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in Albany, NY. I would like to broaden my interest and knowledge in neurodegenerative research during my graduate degree at Penn. My goals are to use different techniques to analyze abnormal RNA metabolism in human tissue."


Maribel Patino (PennPREP Student)






Jenny Russ (Postdoctoral Fellow)







Former Lab Members

Analise Gruenewald (NGG Rotation Student, 2015)

Taylor Grey (Summer Student, 2015)

Ashley Viera-Ortiz (PennPrep Summer Student, 2015)

Barbara Terzic (NGG Rotation Student, 2015)

Yeri Song (NGG Rotation Student, 2014)

Alex Amlie-Wolf (GCB Rotation Student, 2014)

Kathryn Wu (PennPrep Student, 2013-2014)

Anna McNally (NGG Rotation Student, 2013)

Ines Chopra (Postdoctoral Fellow, 2011-2013)

Shannon Jenkins (Research Specialist, 2011-2013)

Payal Jain (Rotation Graduate Student, 2013)

Patricia Santos (PennPrep Summer Student, 2012)

Divya Hosangadi (Summer Student, 2012)

Sarah Ly (Rotation Graduate Student, 2012)

Hyunjoo S. Jung (Intern, 2011)

Contact Us

Translational Neuropathology
Research Laboratory
612 Stellar Chance Laboratories
422 Curie Blvd
Philadelphia, PA 19104

News and Events

10/15/2015 - Alex's paper is accepted ("Transcriptomic changes due to cytoplasmic TDP-43 expression reveal dysregulation of histone transcripts and nuclear chromatin") Congratulations!

7/2015 - Analise starts her lab rotation at TNRL. Welcome!

4/27/2015 - Maribel wins 1st place for best oral presentation at the 4th Annual PREP Regional Symposium. Congrats!

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