Justin Lee


Under the mentorship of Professor Andre Berndt in the department of bioengineering, Justin is developing molecular tools and methods for optical phenotyping of hiPSC-based disease models. Before joining the Berndt lab, his work encompassed mechanobiology and stem cell-derived tissue engineering for disease modeling. Outside of academia, Justin has extensive experience in biomedical entrepreneurship, and he cofounded UW spin-off startup Curi Bio. In 2022, Justin was awarded a prestigious F31 Fellowship from the NIH. Justin received a B.S. in Physiology and M.S. in Applied Bioengineering from the University of Washington.