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Past Scientists

Dr Lawrence Lee


Dr Lawrence Lee worked at the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute from 2007 to 2015 where he completed his postdoctoral studies and started his first research group in 2011 as the Group Leader of Molecular Motors Laboratory.

Dr Lee's laboratory, working on a nano scale, aimed to build DNA machines that are thousands of times smaller than a grain of sand. By looking to imitate Mother Nature, the scientists hoped to develop a fresh generation of vaccines and new diagnostic tools to detect diseases caused by viral and bacterial pathogens.

The team became the first Australians to win the ‘BioMod’ championship at Harvard University. Dr Lee also published 13 papers while at the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute, including five in prestigious Nature Journals.

Dr Lee is currently a Senior Lecturer at the University of NSW.

Dr Lawrence Lee Portrait
Acknowledgement of Country

The Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land, the Gadigal of the Eora nation, on which we meet, work, and discover.
Our Western Australian laboratories pay their respect to the Whadjuk Noongar who remain as the ongoing spiritual and cultural custodians of their land.