Lee joined the lab as a Research Trainee in April 2016 and became a Research Collaborator in January 2017. He graduated with a Masters of Mathematics from the University of York, UK and is studying for his PhD in Mathematical Medicine and Biology at the University of Nottingham, UK.
Lee is an advocate for minimal mathematical models that can be applied to gain clinical insight, with the long-term goal of guiding clinical trials, and in turn improving patient survival. During his visits to the lab, Lee works on adapting and applying the Proliferation Invasion Hypoxia Necrosis Angiogenesis (PIHNA) model to suggest mechanistic explanations to clinically observed phenomena.
When Lee is in Nottingham, he works on modelling a novel GBM therapy in development at the Children’s Brain Tumour Research Centre. This treatment locally delivers chemotherapy drugs to the tumor post-resection. He will incorporate this simulated treatment with a tumor growth model such as PIHNA to study and optimise in silico treatment efficacy.