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Lisa M. J. Lee

Associate Professor​

Lisa M. J. Lee, Ph.D.

Cell and Developmental Biology
Ph.D., Anatomy and Cell Biology, University of Iowa, 2005

Research Interest​

Developing innovative, cutting-edge virtual educational resources and effective pedagogies for the health science professionals and students


Office Location: Building 500, Room N5207C

Mailing Address:

Mail Stop F435
13001 17th Avenue
Aurora, CO 80045

Phone: 303-724-7460

Departmental Affiliations

Cell and Developmental Biology

Graduate Program Affiliations

Modern Human Anatomy Program

Selected Publications

Lee LMJ, Gould DJ. (2014) Educational Implications of a Social Networking Application, TwitterTM, for Anatomical Sciences. Medical Science Educator;

Russell R, Lee LMJ. (2014) Gross Anatomy of the Spinal Cord: An Online Learning Module. MedEdPORTAL;

Yen PY, Hollar MR, Griffy H, Lee LMJ. (2014) Students’ Expectations on an Online Histology Course: a Qualitative Study. Medical Science Educator;

Sylvester P, Gould DJ, Lee LMJ. (2013) The Cerebral Arterial System: A Visual Recall Device. MedEdPORTAL;

Sylvester P, Gould DJ, Lee LMJ. (2012) The Cranial Nerves and Foramina: A Visual Recall Device. MedEdPORTAL;

Burk D, Lee LMJ, Lambert HW. Embryology and Histology Education in North American Dental Schools: The Basic Science Survey Series. Journal of Dental Education. (Accepted – 9/14/12); In press.

Lee LMJ, Rollin NW, Gould DJ (2012).  The Educational Value of Online Mastery Quizzes in a Human Anatomy Course for First-Year Dental Students.  Journal of Dental Education 76:1195-1199.

Suarez AA, Nagel RW, Hurtubise LC, Lee LMJ. Video Delivery of Basic Uterine Cervix Histopathology Content: A Web-Based Experiement. Submitted to Anatonical Sciences Education (12/16/11); under review.

Detton A, Kenz E, Lee LMJ. Regional Dissection of the Human Female Pelvis. Accepted with revision. MedEdPORTAL (revised submission 12/28/11).

Lee LMJ, Gould DJ. Evaluation of Mastery Quizzes in a First-Year Professional-Level Foundational Science Course. Accepted (11/10/11), in press. Journal of Dental Education.

Detton AJ, Lee LMJ. (2011) Regional Dissection of the Human Brain. MedEdPORTAL;

Parker J, Lee LMJ. (2011) The Oral Cavity: A study of the Development, Anatomy and Histology of the Oral Cavity. MedEdPortal;

Vranic S, Gatalica Z, Deng H, Frkovic-Grazio S, Lee LMJ, Gurjeva O, Wang ZY. (2011) ER-α36, a Novel Isoform of ER- α66, is Commonly Expressed in Apocrine and Adenoid Cystic Carcinomas of the Breast. J Clin Pathol. 64(1):54-57.

Vranic S, Frkovic-Grazio S, Lamovec J, Serdarevic F, Gurjeva O, Palazzo J, Bilalovic N, Lee LMJ, Gatalica Z (2010) Adenoid cystic carcinoma of the breast have low topoisomerase II expression but frequently overexpress epidermal growth factor protein without epidermal growth factor gene amplification. Human Pathology. 41:1617-1623.

Vranic S, Tawfik O, Palazzo J, Bilalovic N, Eyzaguirre E, Lee LMJ, Adegboyega P, Hagenkord J, Gatalica Z. (2010) EGFR and HER-2/new Expression in Invasive Apocrine Carcinoma of the Breast. Modern Pathology. 23:644-653 (Featured article)

Lee LMJ, Cao J, Chen P, Gatalica Z, Wang ZY. (2008) ER-α36, a Novel Variant of ER- α, is Expressed in ER-Positive and-Negative Human Breast Carcinomas. AntiCancer Research. 28:479-484.

Vranid S, Bilalovid N, Lee LMJ, Krušlin B, Lilleberg SL, Gatalica Z. (2007) PIK3CA and PTEN Mutations in Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma of the Breast Metastatic to Kidney. Human Pathology. Sep;39(9):1425-31.

Sarma DP, Wang JF, Bewtra C, Lee LMJ. (2007) Verrucous Carcinoma Arising in a Chronic Non-Healing Ulcer of the Foot of a Diabetic Patient. The Internet Journal of Dermatology. 2007 Mar:Volume5 Number1

Lee LMJ, Seftor EA, Bonde G, Cornell RA, Hendrix MJ. (2005) The Fate of Human Malignant Melanoma Cells Transplanted into Zebrafish Embryos: Assessment of Migration and Cell Division in the Absence of Tumor Formation. Developmental Dynamics. Aug;233(4):2560-70.

Hendrix MJ, Seftor RE, Seftor EA, Gruman LM, Lee LMJ, Nickoloff BJ, Miele L, Sheriff DD, Schatteman GC. (2002) Transendothelial Function of Human Metastatic Melanoma Cells: Role of the Microenvironment in Cell-Fate Determination. Cancer Research. Feb 1;62(3): 665-8.

Textbooks and Ancillaries

Author, Lippincott’s Pocket Histology. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. Philadelphia, PA. 2013.

Contributor, The Brain, Nervous System, and its Diseases: An Encyclopedia of Neuroscience and Neurology. ABC-CLIO 2014 encyclopedia. 2014.

Creator, Virtual histology laboratory with instructor simulation tools. 2014.

Creator, Virtual Histology Laboratory at the Ohio State University. 2011.

Chief Editor, Newsletter for Anatomical Sciences Section for the ADEA 2011, 2012.

Contributor, Bone Histology: An Anthropological Perspective. CRC Press. Histological images.;jsessionid=DHcaT5uwwSNRKXkgk79-Bg**

Contributor, 55 histology images for Marieb and Hoehn’s Human Anatomy & Physiology 9th edition. Pearson Benjamin Cummings. Publication in 2011.

Contributor, 175 histology images for Practice Anatomy Lab Version 3.0. Pearson Benjamin Cummings. Publication in 2011.

Editor, Creighton University Department of Pathology Resident’s Autopsy Manual, 2007 Edition & 2008 Edition

National and International Service

2014Councilor (member elected), American Association for Clinical Anatomists
2012-Histology Expert of the National Board Anatomic Sciences Test Construction Committee, Joint Commission on National Dental Examinations, American Dental Association
2012-2015Elected Member, Professional Development Committee, American Association of Anatomists
2011-2013Presidential Appointee to the Financial Affairs Committee, American Association for Clinical Anatomists
2011-2012Chair of the Anatomical Sciences section of the American Dental Education Association
2010-2011Chair-elect of the Anatomical Sciences section of the American Dental Education Association
2010-2011Chair of the Basic Sciences Caucus of the American Dental Education Association
2010-Elected Member of Education Committee of the American Association of Pathologists’ Assistant
2009-2010Secretary of the Anatomical Sciences section of the American Dental Education Association
2009-2010Secretary of the Basic Sciences Caucus of the American Dental Education Association