October 2017 Dr. Lance Lee gave an invited seminar at the University of Sioux Falls. He spoke about his lab's research program in a presentation titled "The biology of cilia in pediatric disease."
September 2017 Drs. Lance Lee and Indra Chandrasekar represented Sanford Research at the recent SD EPSCoR Undergraduate Research Symposium. Dr. Lee hosted a Sanford Research exhibitor booth for recruitment of graduate and undergraduate students.
August 2017 Dr. Lance Lee attended the 2017 PCD on the Move! Conference in Minneapolis, MN. This meeting was hosted by the Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia (PCD) Foundation and brought together researchers, clinicians, and families to discuss new directions in PCD research and patient care. https://pcdfoundation.org/events-page/pcd-on-the-move-2017-aug-23-25/
May 2017, Lance Lee, PhD, attended the National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates (NSF REU) BIO PI Conference in Arlington, VA. Sanford Research has received funding from the NSF RESU program for the past four years to support over 35 undergraduate summer research internships.
February 2017, Lance Lee, PhD, attended the Gordon Research Conference on Cilia, Mucus & Mucociliary Interactions in Galveston, TX. Scientists shared new data pertaining to cilia biology, mucus secretion, and mucociliary clearance. They also discussed how these processes influence diseases ranging from the common cold, asthma, rhinosinusitus, chronic obstructive lung disease and genetic diseases like cystic fibrosis and primary ciliary dyskinesia.
October 2016,Dr. Lee received the best presentation award for a poster entitled "Gene expression analysis in PCD mouse brains reveals strain-specific differences relevant to cilia function and congenital hydrocephalus" during the 2016 PCD on the Move! Conference in Minneapolis, MN.
May 2016, Dr. Lance Lee recently gave an oral presentation entitled “Investigating Cilia Function in Mouse Models of Pediatric Disease” to visiting Briar Cliff University. During their visit, he also promoted research opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students at Sanford Research.
October 2015, Dr. Lance Lee was a special invited guest at the Hydrocephalus Association Vision Dinner in New York, NY. His research project funded by the Hydrocephalus Association was highlighted at the dinner, which is designed to raise awareness about hydrocephalus and promote hydrocephalus research and treatment.
September 2015, Dr. Lance Lee received the Hydrocephalus Association Innovator Award grant for a project aimed at identifying genes that influence susceptibility to congenital hydrocephalus.