Cell Dynamics during Cancer Progression

During metastasis, cancer spreads to secondary locations in the body, forming new tumors that are difficult to treat. The dynamics of cells during this process provides a fascinating physical system with immediate relevance. My PhD thesis focused on measuring the dynamics of cell motion, with the aim of understanding the influence that the physical environment of a cell has on this motion.

MATLAB Boot Camp

MATLAB Boot Camp 2016

In the summer of 2013, I was part of a team that developed and lead a workshop on MATLAB basics and image analysis. I have been an instructor at this workshop for four years, where I have taught undergraduate students and NIH researchers to analyze cell shapes and migration data.

LabTV Interview

Image from LabTV Interview with Rachel Lee

As part of the LabTV project, I was interviewed for a short video intended to inspire high school students to pursue science careers. Kai Keffe, who interviewed and produced the video, was honored at the Tribeca Film Festival for his work. The interview can be viewed on YouTube.

Science: It's Our Thing!

My class at L'École de Physique des Houches created a video to convey how much fun science can be.

Recent Work

See the research tab for more or check out an updated publications list on my Google Scholar profile.

And more

When I'm not in the lab, I also enjoy trying new recipes or spending time on assorted crochet projects.