Illuminating the

Cellular Black Box

Coordination, cooperation and precision – our cells operate like a well-oiled machine, such that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts, it’s organelles. We are beginning to shed light on how cells utilize organelle networks to spatiotemporally employ cellular pathways, nucleic acids, proteins, and metabolites to produce a variety of outputs in response to stimuli and stress.

Our research aims to understand how cellular organization and function are derived from organelle interactions, and how defects in organelle network formation, maintenance, and disassembly drive the development of cancer and neurodegenerative disease.


We are actively searching for creative, positive minds to fill open positions at all levels! Join us!

Where can you find us?

The J. Lee laboratory is located on the 6th floor of the Alkek Building at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM). BCM is part of the Texas Medical Center in Houston, which is the largest medical complex in the world.

In addition to scientific excellence, we strive to create an environment that fosters mentorship, innovation, collaboration, and a positive mental attitude. Learn more about how you can become part of our team.