Adrian V. Lee, PhD


Adrian V. Lee, PhD is director of the Institute of Precision Medicine, professor of pharmacology and chemical biology, and professor of human genetics at the University of Pittsburgh.  He also serves as director of the Women's Cancer Research Center, and co-leader of the Breast and Ovarian Cancer Program at the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute. Dr. Lee received B.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in England, and came to San Antonio, Texas for his postdoctoral studies. He was subsequently recruited to Baylor College of Medicine and now the University of Pittsburgh.

The goal of Dr. Lee’s laboratory is to translate basic cell and molecular research findings into the understanding and treatment of breast cancer. Dr. Lee has published over 120 peer reviewed research articles and has been continuously funded by NIH for 15 years.  Much of his work focuses on identifying unique molecular changes in breast cancer which can be measured using diagnostic tests and then targeted with therapies.  This is the essence of precision medicine. Dr. Lee serves on numerous national peer-review committees, and is on the Editorial Board’s of several journals including serving as Editor at Endocrinology.