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Dexter Lee Ph.D., FAHA

Dr. Dexter Lee graduated from Jackson State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology in 1988, proceeded to get a Masters’ of Sciences degree from University of Akron Ohio in 1992, and finally obtained a PhD from the University of Missouri-Columbia. His research focuses on the acquisition of hemodynamic data using mouse models of chronic hypertension to identify molecular markers and inflammatory cytokines that regulate blood pressure through renal-dependent mechanisms. Currently, our laboratory is studying the role of peroxisome proliferator activated receptor-alpha and its regulatory effect on inflammatory markers during hypertension. He has mentored or served on a dissertation committee to the following: 5 APS/NIDDK Travel Fellows 9 Undergraduate Researchers, 5 Medical Student Researchers, 7 Dissertation Committees, 1 Ph.D. student from my laboratory. I currently mentor undergraduate students through the Howard University Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation program and the Howard University Summer Research Early Identification Program through the Leadership Alliance. He is currently the Program Director for the Howard University Summer Research Early Identification Program and also serves as a Professional Development Co-Director for the Howard University Research Careers at Minority Institution Grant. I also serve as the Co-Director for the Georgetown Howard University Clinical and Translational Science Training and Work force Development Program. He also serves on the Advisory Board for the American Physiological Society’s SEPA project. « PhUn Week for Early Elementary Learning ». His research is funded by the Latham Foundation and the Georgetown Howard University Clinical and Translation Science Pilot and Collaborative
Science Program.