Headshot portrait of Katherine Lee - Bio-X Undergraduate Fellow
2012 Undergraduate Summer Research Program Participant

Home Department: Human Biology
Supported by: Undergraduate Advising & Research and Bio-X
Mentor: Jill Helms, Professor of Surgery (Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery)

Katherine Lee is a rising senior from Sacramento, CA. She is majoring in human biology, with a concentration in women’s health, and minoring in Spanish. This summer, she is working on her honors project in the lab of Dr. Jill Helms. Her project seeks to gain functional insights into the structure of Wnt, a stem cell growth factor and potential tissue regenerative drug. Outside of science, Katherine is interested in women’s health policy and Spanish literature. She plans to attend medical school after graduation.

Poster presented at the Stanford Bio-X Interdisciplinary Initiatives Symposium on August 27, 2012:

Investigating Cysteine Residues in Wnt3a: Structural Insights into a Novel Tissue Regenerative Drug

Katherine Lee1, Girija Dhamdhere2, Jill A. Helms2
[Departments of Human Biology1 and Surgery2, Stanford University]