Patrick Lee

Resident, Ophthalmology (PGY3), Kresge Eye Institute, Detroit, MI

Patrick Lee


Education: University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, B.S.
Mentor: Dr. Fu-Shin Yu

Research Interests

Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy/Corneal Wound Healing
Neuroimmune Crosstalk

Honors and Awards

  • Second Place Prize Oral Presentation Gordon Research Conference: 2018
  • Travel Grant, ARVO Annual Meeting: 2015 (ARVO)
  • Department of Ophthalmology Fraser Scholarship: 2015 (WSU)



  • Lee P, Gao N, Dike M, Shkilnyy O, Me R, Zhang Y, Yu FS. (2019). Opposing Effects of Neuropilin-1 and -2 on Sensory Nerve Regeneration in Wounded Corneas: Role of Sema3C in Ameliorating Diabetic Neurotrophic Keratopathy. Diabetes 2019 Feb; db181172.
  • Sun H, Lee P, Yan C, Gao N, Wang, J, Fan X, Yu FS. (2018). Inhibition of Soluble Epoxide Hydrolase 2 Ameliorates Diabetic Keratopathy and Impaired Wound Healing in Mouse Corneas. Diabetes. Advance online publication. doi: 10.2337/db17-1336.
  • Yan C, Gao N, Sun H, Yin J, Lee P, Zhou L, Fan X, Yu FS. (2016). Targeting Imbalance between IL-1b and IL-1 Receptor Antagonist Ameliorates Delayed Epithelium Wound Healing in Diabetic Mouse Corneas. Am J Pathol. 2016 Jun; 186(6): 1466-80.
  • Gao N, Yan C, Lee P, Sun H, Yu FS. (2016). Dendritic cell dysfunction and diabetic sensory neuropathy in the cornea. J Clin Invest, 126:1998-2011. PMCID: PMC4855916.
  • Gao N, Lee P, Yu FS. (2015). Intraepithelial Dendritic Cells and Sensory Nerves are Structurally Associated and Functional Interdependent in the Cornea. Scientific Reports, 6(36414).
  • Yu F.S., Yin J., Lee P., Hwang F.S., McDermott M. (2015). Sensory Nerve Regeneration after Epithelium Wounding in Normal and Diabetic Cornea. Expert Review of Ophthalmology, 10(4):383-392.
  • Ivanova, E., Lee, P., Zhou-Hua, P. (2012), Characterization of Multiple Bistratified Retinal Ganglion Cells in a Purkinje Cell Protein 2-cre Transgenic Mouse Line. Journal of Comparative Neurology, 165 (1):233-243.


Other Information

Funding: National Institutes of Health F30 combined MD/PhD Fellowship Training Grant: 2017-Present (National Eye Institute)

Conferences Attended: 

  • Annual meeting of The Association for Research and Vision in Ophthalmology, Denver, CO. 2016
  • MD-PhD Student Conference, Keystone, CO. 2016.
  • Annual meeting of The Association for Research and Vision in Ophthalmology, Baltimore, MD. 2017
  • Gordon Research Conference, Ventura, CA. 2018.
  • Annual meeting of The Association for Research and Vision in Ophthalmology, Honolulu, HI. 2018.