Dr. Jason J Lee, MD, PhD, FRCPC
Clinical Assistant Professor
University of Calgary
McCaig Institute for Bone and Joint Health
Clinical: Rheumatologist with Special Interest in Clinical Pharmacology
Research: My primary research interest is in systemic sclerosis (scleroderma) with a focus on understanding the disease associated microvasculopathy and fibrosis. My PhD thesis work examined the role of vascular aging, and specifically the role of sirtuins within microvessels, during muscle regeneration following ischemic injury. I am also actively involved in clinical studies and education in autoimmune inflammatory arthritis (Rheumatoid Arthritis, Psoriatic Arthritis, Ankylosing Spondylitis), connective tissue diseases and inflammatory vascular diseases. The overarching aim of my research program is to understand the impact of cell and tissue aging in the setting of autoimmune fibro-inflammatory diseases. My secondary research interests include development and implementation of wearable technologies that further empower the patient with arthritis and autoimmune diseases to actively participate in activities while minimizing the risk of stress to their joints.
- Vanier Scholar, CIHR. 2018
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