Wing (Chris) Lee, PhD

Dr. Lee is an Assistant Professor of Neuroscience at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida. His work focuses on translational research related to protein misfolding diseases. Given that the aggregation of misfolded protein is a common cause of many diseases, including an inherited form of glaucoma, Lee has developed a new method to identify small molecules that can inhibit the aggregation process specific to different misfolded protein. Identification of specific aggregation inhibitors will not only increase our understanding of the disease mechanisms, it may also be used to develop new medicines to treat diseases such as primary open-angle glaucoma caused by myocilin gene mutations.