School of Medicine

Wayne State University School of Medicine

Mei-li Lee, MS

(313) 745-0069 (Voice)
(313) 993-3845 (Fax)
mlee@pet.wayne.edu

Originally from China, Mei-li received her Bachelor of Science in Biology from Fu Jen Catholic University in Taiwan and her Masters of Science in Cell Biology from Rutgers University in New Jersey.

When she was in New Jersey she worked at Rutgers Medical School in Dr. David Gocke’s Immunology lab for three years.  She moved to Michigan after her husband received his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Princeton University.  Later she worked at Oakland University in Dr. Asish Nag’s Biological Sciences lab for six years.  Since 1993, Mei-Li has been with Dr. Diane Chugani’s lab as a Research Assistant for the PET center at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan.

Mei-Li is a member of the Michigan Chinese Choir and periodically plays the piano during her Sunday Church services.  She also enjoys cooking, traveling, and spending time with her three daughters.  

Publications
1. Lee, M.L. and Essien, F. DNA Synthesis and the Cell Cycle in Cultures of Normal and Mutant (mdg/mdg) Embryonic Mouse Muscle Cells. Dev. Biol. 1975; 45: 166-175.
2. Nag, A.C. Lee, M.L. and Kosiur, J. Adult Cardiac Muscle Cells in Long- Term Serum-Free Culture: Myofibrillar Organization and Expression of Myosin Heavy Chain Isoforms. In Vitro Cell. Dev. Biol. 1990; 26: 464-470.
3. Nag, A.C. Lee, M.L. and Shepard, D. Effect of Amiodarone on the Expression of Myosin Isofroms and Cellular Growth of Cardiac Muscle Cells in Culture. Cir. Res. 1990; 67(1): 51-60.
4. Nag, A.C. and Lee, M.L. Differential Response of Cultured Adult Cardiac Muscle Cells to a Tumor Promotor: Analysis of Myofibrillar Organization. Tissue & Cell 1990; 22: 655-672.
5. Nag, A.C. and Lee, M.L. TPA Has No Influence on the Expression of Myosin Heavy Chain Isoforms in Cultured Adult Cardiac Muscle Cells. J. Cell. Biochem. 1992; 49: 399-409
6. Chugani, D.C. Sundram, B.S. Behen, M. Lee, M.L. and Moore, G.J. Evidence of Altered Energy Metabolism in Autistic Children. Prog. Neuro-Psychopharmacol. & Biol. Psychiat. 1999; 23: 635-641.
7. Chugani, D.C. Niimura, K. Chaturvedi, S. Muzik, O. Fakhouri, M. Lee, M.L and Chugani, H.T. Increased Brain Serotonin Synthesis in Migraine. Neurology 1999, 22;53(7): 1473-1479.

Abstracts
1. Nag, A.C. and Lee, M.L. Influence of Antiarrhythmic Drug on the Expression of Myosin Isoforms and Cardiac Myocytes Growth.  J. Cell Biol. 1989; 109(4): 169a.
2. Nag, A.C. and Lee, M.L. Differential Effect of a Tumor Promotor on Myofibrils of Cultured Adult Cardiac Muscle Cells. J. Cell Biol. 1990;11(5): 430a.
3. Nag, A.C. and Lee, M.L. Expression of Myosin Heavy Chain Isoforms Is Not Affected by TPA in Cultured Adult Cardiac Muscle Cells. J. Cell Bolo. 1991; 115(2): 334a.