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Director of Finance and Administration - School of Medicine, Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery
Current Role at Stanford Director of Finance and Administration, Orthopaedic Surgery
Basic Life Sci Reseach Associate, Orthopaedic Surgery
Bio Jieun Lee, PhD is a research associate in the Orthopaedic Surgery Department at Stanford University School of Medicine.
Dr. Lee earned her PhD degree at Yonsei University in Seoul, Korea. In her most significant scientific accomplishments as a PhD student, she elucidated the therapeutic potential of pancreatic progenitor cells, demonstrating how GLP-1-expressing adult pancreatic precursor cells reverse diabetes in STZ-induced diabetic rats (Lee et al., Stem Cells and Development 2009).
Dr. Lee continued stem cell research as a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford University where she lead a project generating safe and efficient human inducible pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) from somatic cells (Yang et al., Protein Expression Purification, 2011 and Yang et al., Biotechnology Bioengineering, 2009) in John Cooke’s lab in the Department of Cardiovascular Medicine. In her most significant scientific accomplishments as a postdoc, firstly, she found the activation of innate immunity via Toll-like receptor 3 (TLR3) is required for nuclear reprogramming (Lee et al., Cell 2012). It was the first discovery to provide insight on the role of inflammatory mechanism in reprogramming, which has subsequently applied this mechanism to convert human fibroblasts into functional endothelial cells by activating TLR3 (Sayed et al., Circulation 2014).
Currently in Nidhi Bhutani's lab in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Stanford, Dr. Lee has developed an efficient and well-defined chondrogenic differentiation protocol from human iPSCs to generate cartilage tissue in perspective of clinical application for Osteoarthritis (OA) patients and focal cartilage defects (Lee et al., The FASEB J 2015).
Postdoctoral Research fellow, SCRDP/ Heart Disease Prevention
Bio Marily Oppezzo completed her doctorate in Educational Psychology at Stanford in 2013. She also is a registered dietitian and has her master's of nutritional science. She completed her dietetic internship at the Palo Alto Veterans Hospital, and currently consults as a sports dietitian for Stanford's Runsafe program. Her research interests leverage her interdisciplinary training, with a focus on how to get people to change to improve their health and well-being. Specifically, these areas include: using social media to motivate physical activity changes in those with or at risk for heart disease; culturally tailoring nutrition and physical activity recommendations and education materials for an Alaskan native population; how walking can be used to improve people's cognitive and creative thinking; and applying learning theories to medical education topics.
Faculty Affairs Administrator, Orthopaedic Surgery
Current Role at Stanford Faculty Affairs Administrator for the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery - Oversee faculty appointments, reappointments and promotions, as well as Postdoctoral and Visiting appointments.