Raphael Lee, Ph.D., M.D., Sc.D.

APPOINTMENTS

  • Paul S. and Aileen T. Russell Professor of Surgery,
    Department of Organismal Biology and Anatomy,
    Committee on Molecular Medicine/MPMM

  • Director, Laboratory for Molecular Regeneration

EDUCATION

Ph.D.,  Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1979

M.D., Temple University, 1975

CONTACT INFORMATION

The University of Chicago
SBRI J641 (MC 6035) 
5841 South Maryland Avenue 
Chicago, Illinois 60637

rlee@surgery.bsd.uchicago.edu

Phone:  (773) 702-6302

Website

RESEARCH SUMMARY

In general, electromagnetic (including ionizing) fields on tissue growth, repair and morphogenesis. Specifically areas of active focus are therapeutic approaches to restore cell organelle structural integrity following exposure to extensive ionizing radiation injury levels ranging from sunburn to nuclear power plant diasters like Chernobyl. (see: http://etrp.bsd.uchicago.edu) The research team has developed biocompatible surfactant copolymers that seal disrupted cell membranes . Others surfactants were discovered to chaperone refolding of denatured proteins which would be of particular important in skin diseases.         

Research Papers in PubMed