Rich Lee, MD — Professor, Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology, Harvard
Richard T. Lee is Professor of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology at Harvard University and Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Lee is a graduate of Harvard College in Biochemical Sciences and received his MD from Cornell University Medical College. Dr. Lee completed both his medical residency and cardiology fellowship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. He is Leader of the Cardiovascular Program of the Harvard Stem Cell Institute. Dr. Lee’s laboratory studies heart failure and metabolic diseases that accompany human aging, as these diseases are now major barriers to healthy aging. Dr. Lee also teaches undergraduate courses at Harvard College, where his laboratory is located. In addition, Dr. Lee is an active clinician; he regularly treats both inpatients and outpatients as a clinical cardiologist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and he served as Director of Noninvasive Cardiology before opening his molecular biology laboratory. In addition, Dr. Lee has volunteered his time for general medical care to the homeless at a large Boston-area homeless shelter throughout his career. Dr. Lee leads research sponsored by Elevian at Harvard studying rGDF11 pharmacokinetics, antibody characterization and cardiovascular indication preclinical models.