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Mississippi boy becomes a respected HBCU professor

Dr. Lee: Virtual Guest Speaker Talks to Fox84 Initiative for Boys Mentorship group about Howard University.

Dr. DexterL. Lee earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Jackson State University and Master of Science Degree in Biology from the University of Akron.Dr. Lee earned is PhD from the Department of Physiology at the University of Missouri-Columbia.Dr. Lee completed postdoctoral training in the Vascular Biology Center and the Department of Physiology at the Medical College of Georgia.As a faculty member in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics at the Howard University College of Medicine, his laboratory focuses on the acquisition of hemodynamic data using mouse models of chronic hypertension to identify molecular markers and inflammatory cytokines that regulate blood pressure through renal-dependent mechanisms. Dr. Lee serves as the Institutional Director of Howard University Leadership Alliance Summer Research Programs and as co-director of the Translational Biomedical Science program between Georgetown and Howard Universities andco-director of the professional development component of the Howard University Research Centers for Minority Institutions.Dr. Lee’s teaching responsibilities include Renal Physiology lectures to Allied Health Dental, Graduate, Medical, Pharmacy, Nursing, and Undergraduate students.


Howard University is an institution that may interest you


Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) are institutions in the United States that were founded to serve as houses of study for the African American community. Although slavery in the country was abolished in 1865, racial segregation was still very marked. Only after the Civil Rights Act in 1964 were African Americans allowed to enter all educational institutions without being separated from the rest of the students. Previously, HBCUs were some of the limited spaces where they could pursue their passions without facing discrimination.


Among those HBCUs, Howard University stands out. The study house was founded in Washington, D.C. on March 2, 1867, and has been a non-sectarian institution ever since. Today, it is a very prestigious university offering a wide variety of majors and doctorates, standing out in the areas of medicine, engineering and the arts. Students can move freely and take advantage of the different activities offered in their 256-acre campus, ranging from sports to cultural events.


Over the years, Howard University has been the alma mater of many professionals seeking to make their mark on the world; however, none of that would be possible without the invaluable work of their faculty.


We recently had the opportunity of hosting Dr Dexter Lee as a virtual guest speaker, where he told us a little about his life and current work as a professor at Howard University.


Dr Dexter Lee grew up in a small town in Mississippi where he felt he didn't have that many opportunities. However, thanks to his strong determination and impeccable work ethic, he was able to overcome every hardship and become the person he always wanted to be. Dr Lee is, without a doubt, an example of commitment and discipline worth admiring.


He earned his Bachelor of Science in Biology from Jackson State University and his Master of Science in Biology from the University of Akron. After that, he completed a PhD at the Department of Physiology of the University of Missouri-Columbia.


Nowadays, Dr Lee serves as the Institutional Director of Howard University's Leadership Alliance Summer Research Programs, The co-director of the Translational Biomedical Science program between Georgetown and Howard, and the co-director of the professional development component of Howard's Research Centers for Minority Institutions.



Additionally, he's a faculty member of Howard's Department of Physiology at the College of Medicine and Biophysics. In his laboratory, he focuses on the acquisition of hemodynamic data using mouse models of chronic hypertension to identify molecular markers and inflammatory cytokines that regulate blood pressure through renal- dependent mechanisms. His research could be crucial to understanding how similar agents work in the human body.



Without a doubt, Howard University is incredibly privileged to have Dr Lee among its faculty members. He's a man whose passion lies in seeking to improve his country and the world through research and teaching.






Howard University has its doors open to students from all over the world. If you are interested in receiving a top-quality higher education from the best professors, going to Howard may be an incredible opportunity for you.

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