Dan Lee portrait

Daniel Lee


As a graduate student in bioengineering professor Suzie Pun’s lab, and previously chemistry professor AJ Boydston's lab (before his lab moved to the University of Wisconsin), Dan developed easily synthesized, biocompatible hydrogels that can conduct electricity. These hydrogels could be used to engineer cardiac or neural tissues among other applications. Dan was selected to present his research at the American Chemical Society's Excellence in Graduate Polymer Research Symposium in 2020 and was awarded the 2020 Distinguished Dissertation Award in mathematics, physical sciences and engineering from the UW Graduate School. After graduating in 2020, Dan became a postdoc in Professor Yan Xia’s lab at Stanford.