Lee A. Meier

Lee Meier

Email: meie0158@umn.edu

Entering Class:


University of Minnesota
Biomedical Engineering and Biochemistry majors
B.B.E./B.S., 2009

University of Minnesota
Micrbiology, Immunology and Cancer Biology Graduate Program
Ph.D., 2019

Honors and Awards:

  • Warren and Henrietta Warwick Fellowship, 2016

MSTP Student Governance:

  • Student Advisory Committee 2013-2015, 2019-2020
  • Student Admissions Committee 2015-2019

Thesis Advisor: Bryce Binstadt, M.D., Ph.D.

Thesis Research

Mechanisms of inflammation and fibrosis in valvular heart disease.


Meier LA, Binstadt BA. The Contribution of Autoantibodies to Inflammatory Cardiovascular Pathology. Front Immunol. 2018 Apr 27;9:911. Review. PMCID: PMC5934424

Meier LA, Auger JL, Engelson BJ, Cowan HM, Breed ER, Gonzalez-Torres MI, Boyer JD, Verma M, Marath A, Binstadt BA. CD301b/MGL2+ Mononuclear Phagocytes Orchestrate Autoimmune Cardiac Valve Inflammation and Fibrosis. Circulation. 2018 Jun 5;137(23):2478-2493. PMCID: PMC5988921

For work prior to entering the Program:

Meier LA, Syedain ZH, Lahti MT, Johnson SS, Chen MH, Hebbel RP, Tranquillo RT. Blood outgrowth endothelial cells alter remodeling of completely biological engineered grafts implanted into the sheep femoral artery. J Cardiovasc Transl Res. 2014 Mar;7(2):242-9. PMCID: PMC4213739

Syedain ZH, Meier LA, Lahti MT, Johnson SL, Tranquillo RT. Implantation of completely biological engineered grafts following decellularization into the sheep femoral artery. Tissue Eng Part A. 2014 Jun;20(11-12):1726-34. PMCID: PMC4029045

Syedain ZH, Meier LA, Reimer JM, Tranquillo RT. Tubular heart valves from decellularized engineered tissue. Ann Biomed Eng. 2013 Dec;41(12):2645-54. PMCID: PMC3847912

Bjork JW, Meier LA, Johnson SL, Syedain ZH, Tranquillo RT. Hypoxic culture and insulin yield improvements to fibrin-based engineered tissue. Tissue Eng Part A. 2012 Apr;18(7-8):785-95. PMCID: PMC3313606

Syedain ZH, Meier LA, Bjork JW, Lee A, Tranquillo RT. Implantable arterial grafts from human fibroblasts and fibrin using a multi-graft pulsed flow-stretch bioreactor with noninvasive strength monitoring. Biomaterials. 2011 Jan;32(3):714-22. PMCID: PMC3042747