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 neuropathology cores of the Penn Alzheimer's Disease Core Center (ADCC) neuropathology core and 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.”


Josh Azevedo (Postdoctoral Fellow)


Chris Cali (CMB Graduate Student)







Nabil Darwich (NGG Graduate Student)







Elaine Liu (NGG Graduate Student)







Geoff Noble (Visiting MD PhD Student)


Aivi Nguyen (Neuropathology Fellow)


Jessica Phan (CMB Rotation Student)


Jenny Russ (Postdoctoral Fellow)







Ashley Viera-Ortiz (BMB Rotation Student)


Maia Yoshida (Undergraduate Researcher)


Former Lab Members

Ethan Chung (Summer Student, 2016)

Clark Fritsch (CAMB Rotation Student, 2016)

Maribel Patino (Penn Prep Student, 2014-2016)

Analise Gruenewald (NGG Rotation Student, 2015)

Taylor Grey (Summer Student, 2015)

Ashley Viera-Ortiz (SUIP Summer Student, 2015)

Barbara Terzic (NGG Rotation Student, 2015)

Yeri Song (NGG Rotation Student, 2014)

Alex Amlie-Wolf (GCB Rotation Student, 2014)

Kathryn Wu (SUIP 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 (SUIP 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

8/1/2017 - Elaine successfully defends her dissertation. Congratulations!

7/2017 - Jess and Ashley join TNRL. Welcome!

6/2017 - Caroline and Madlyn join TNRL for the summer. Welcome!

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