Jakleen Lee

About Me
Jakleen Lee
Meet 2024 Award Recipient

Jakleen Lee

Jakleen Lee came to the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai from the University of California, Los Angeles, where she majored in Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics. Jakleen obtained her Master’s of Science in Biomedical Science at Icahn before matriculating into the MD/PhD Program in 2019. She is currently conducting her PhD doctoral dissertation under the supervision of Dr. Jose C. Clemente in Genetics.

Jakleen is currently an MD/PhD Student Representative on the Student Council of Icahn, which she has served on for five years. She has contributed extensively to MSTP development, including the creation and implementation of the annual MSTP Student Survey, which has significantly impacted communication, training, and professional development. In addition, Jakleen recently finished her tenure as the President of Student Council. In this role, Jakleen coordinated over 100 student representatives of the medical and graduate schools with the Dean’s Office to increase student engagement and community across both schools, recognition and support of student leaders, and student programming for diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism. Previously, Jakleen served as the Treasurer of Student Council as well as a student representative on the Graduate School Advisory Group on Race and Bias.

Jakleen thanks her thesis advisor, the MSTP leadership, and the countless faculty mentors who have invested in her training and made her dreams possible. She also thanks her family, friends, and MD/PhD cohort for their unwavering love and support.

Jakleen anticipates completing her MD/PhD training in 2027.

Jakleen Lee is receiving the:

MSTP Service Award