Lab Members

Lance Lee, Ph.D.
Principal Investigator

Lance obtained his B.S. in Biochemistry from Boston College in 1995, his M.S. in Genetics from the University of Connecticut in 1997, and his Ph.D. in Cell and Developmental Biology from Stony Brook University in 2004.  He then did a postdoctoral fellowship at Children’s Hospital Boston / Harvard Medical School, where he studied genetic causes of primary ciliary dyskinesia in mouse models.  He is currently a faculty member in the Sanford Children’s Health Research Center, where he oversees the research projects in the Lee Lab with ongoing interests in cilia biology and primary ciliary dyskinesia genetics.
Lee Lab - Rozzy Finn Rozzy Finn, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow

Rozzy obtained her B.A. in Biology from Simon’s Rock College of Bard in 2004 and her Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of Rochester Medical Center in 2012. After defending her thesis, she joined the Lee Lab as a postdoctoral fellow. Her research project focuses on understanding genetic and physiological susceptibility to hydrocephalus in mouse models of primary ciliary dyskinesia.

Casey McKenzie
Senior Research Associate

Casey obtained his B.A. from Briar Cliff University in 2001 as a double major in Biology and Theater. He then worked for several years in the veterinary pharmaceutical industry before joining the Lee Lab. He is currently involved in projects that focus on identifying genetic and molecular causes of primary ciliary dyskinesia.


Lab Alumni

Taylor Maier, Undergraduate, SPUR Program  (Summers, 2011 and 2012)
Katherine Johnson, Undergraduate, NSF REU  (Summer, 2013)
Tiffany Kroeger, High School Teacher, SERF Program  (Summer, 2013)
Michael Blankespoor, Undergraduate, SPUR Program  (Summer, 2014)
Michelle Colbert, Undergraduate, NSF REU  (Summer, 2014)

Lab Events

Casey McKenzie demonstrates agarose gel electrophoresis to girl scouts on Girl Scout Day (October, 2011).
Taylor Presents Poster Summer undergraduate student Taylor Maier presents his research project at the American Indian Science and Engineering Society National Conference in Minneapolis, MN (November, 2011).
Sanford Rresearch - Children's Lab Casey McKenzie helps children of Sanford Research employees learn about science on Sanford Center Family Science Day (January, 2013)
Summer undergraduate student Katherine Johnson presents her project at the Experimental Biology Conference in San Diego, CA (April, 2014).
Postdoctoral fellow Rozzy Finn presents her research at the Experimental Biology Conference in San Diego, CA (April, 2014).