Suzee Lee, MD

Associate Professor
+1 415 514-3572

Dr. Lee received a BA degree in English from Harvard and an MD degree from McGill University in Montreal, Canada. She then completed an internal medicine internship at Brown University and neurology residency at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, serving as Chief Resident in her final year. Dr. Lee completed a behavioral neurology fellowship at the UCSF Memory and Aging Center. She is a neurologist who evaluates and treats patients at the Memory and Aging Center.

Dr. Lee's research focuses on neuroimaging in atypical dementias, such as corticobasal degeneration and frontotemporal dementia. Her interests also include understanding genetic susceptibility in atypical dementias.

Publications: 

Patient-Tailored, Connectivity-Based Forecasts of Spreading Brain Atrophy.

Neuron

Brown JA, Deng J, Neuhaus J, Sible IJ, Sias AC, Lee SE, Kornak J, Marx GA, Karydas AM, Spina S, Grinberg LT, Coppola G, Geschwind DH, Kramer JH, Gorno-Tempini ML, Miller BL, Rosen HJ, Seeley WW

Gyrification abnormalities in presymptomatic c9orf72 expansion carriers.

Journal of neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry

Caverzasi E, Battistella G, Chu SA, Rosen H, Zanto TP, Karydas A, Shwe W, Coppola G, Geschwind DH, Rademakers R, Miller BL, Gorno-Tempini ML, Lee SE

Thalamo-cortical network hyperconnectivity in preclinical progranulin mutation carriers.

NeuroImage. Clinical

Lee SE, Sias AC, Kosik EL, Flagan TM, Deng J, Chu SA, Brown JA, Vidovszky AA, Ramos EM, Gorno-Tempini ML, Karydas AM, Coppola G, Geschwind DH, Rademakers R, Boeve BF, Boxer AL, Rosen HJ, Miller BL, Seeley WW

18F-flortaucipir (AV-1451) tau PET in frontotemporal dementia syndromes.

Alzheimer's research & therapy

Tsai RM, Bejanin A, Lesman-Segev O, LaJoie R, Visani A, Bourakova V, O'Neil JP, Janabi M, Baker S, Lee SE, Perry DC, Bajorek L, Karydas A, Spina S, Grinberg LT, Seeley WW, Ramos EM, Coppola G, Gorno-Tempini ML, Miller BL, Rosen HJ, Jagust W, Boxer AL, Rabinovici GD

Frontotemporal dementia spectrum: first genetic screen in a Greek cohort.

Neurobiology of aging

Ramos EM, Koros C, Dokuru DR, Van Berlo V, Kroupis C, Wojta K, Wang Q, Andronas N, Matsi S, Beratis IN, Huang AY, Lee SE, Bonakis A, Florou-Hatziyiannidou C, Fragkiadaki S, Kontaxopoulou D, Agiomyrgiannakis D, Kamtsadeli V, Tsinia N, Papastefanopoulou V, Stamelou M, Miller BL, Stefanis L, Papatriantafyllou JD, Papageorgiou SG, Coppola G

Rare variants in the neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis gene MFSD8 are candidate risk factors for frontotemporal dementia.

Acta neuropathologica

Geier EG, Bourdenx M, Storm NJ, Cochran JN, Sirkis DW, Hwang JH, Bonham LW, Ramos EM, Diaz A, Van Berlo V, Dokuru D, Nana AL, Karydas A, Balestra ME, Huang Y, Russo SP, Spina S, Grinberg LT, Seeley WW, Myers RM, Miller BL, Coppola G, Lee SE, Cuervo AM, Yokoyama JS

Frequency of frontotemporal dementia gene variants in C9ORF72, MAPT, and GRN in academic versus commercial laboratory cohorts.

Advances in genomics and genetics

Steele NZ, Bright AR, Lee SE, Fong JC, Bonham LW, Karydas A, Karbassi ID, Pribadi M, Meservey MA, Gallen MC, Ramos EM, Liaquat K, Hoffman CC, Krasner MR, Dodge W, L Miller B, Coppola G, Rankin KP, Yokoyama JS, Higgins JJ

Altered topology of the functional speech production network in non-fluent/agrammatic variant of PPA.

Cortex; a journal devoted to the study of the nervous system and behavior

Mandelli ML, Welch AE, Vilaplana E, Watson C, Battistella G, Brown JA, Possin KL, Hubbard HI, Miller ZA, Henry ML, Marx GA, Santos-Santos MA, Bajorek LP, Fortea J, Boxer A, Rabinovici G, Lee S, Deleon J, Rosen HJ, Miller BL, Seeley WW, Gorno-Tempini ML

Poly(GP), neurofilament and grey matter deficits in C9orf72 expansion carriers.

Annals of clinical and translational neurology

Meeter LHH, Gendron TF, Sias AC, Jiskoot LC, Russo SP, Donker Kaat L, Papma JM, Panman JL, van der Ende EL, Dopper EG, Franzen S, Graff C, Boxer AL, Rosen HJ, Sanchez-Valle R, Galimberti D, Pijnenburg YAL, Benussi L, Ghidoni R, Borroni B, Laforce R, Del Campo M, Teunissen CE, van Minkelen R, Rojas JC, Coppola G, Geschwind DH, Rademakers R, Karydas AM, Öijerstedt L, Scarpini E, Binetti G, Padovani A, Cash DM, Dick KM, Bocchetta M, Miller BL, Rohrer JD, Petrucelli L, van Swieten JC, Lee SE

Clinicopathological correlations in behavioural variant frontotemporal dementia.

Brain : a journal of neurology

Perry DC, Brown JA, Possin KL, Datta S, Trujillo A, Radke A, Karydas A, Kornak J, Sias AC, Rabinovici GD, Gorno-Tempini ML, Boxer AL, De May M, Rankin KP, Sturm VE, Lee SE, Matthews BR, Kao AW, Vossel KA, Tartaglia MC, Miller ZA, Seo SW, Sidhu M, Gaus SE, Nana AL, Vargas JNS, Hwang JL, Ossenkoppele R, Brown AB, Huang EJ, Coppola G, Rosen HJ, Geschwind D, Trojanowski JQ, Grinberg LT, Kramer JH, Miller BL, Seeley WW

Advancing functional dysconnectivity and atrophy in progressive supranuclear palsy.

NeuroImage. Clinical

Brown JA, Hua AY, Trujllo A, Attygalle S, Binney RJ, Spina S, Lee SE, Kramer JH, Miller BL, Rosen HJ, Boxer AL, Seeley WW

The unexpected co-occurrence of GRN and MAPT p.A152T in Basque families: Clinical and pathological characteristics.

PloS one

Moreno F, Indakoetxea B, Barandiaran M, Caballero MC, Gorostidi A, Calafell F, Gabilondo A, Tainta M, Zulaica M, Martí Massó JF, López de Munain A, Sánchez-Juan P, Lee SE

Microglial NF?B-TNFa hyperactivation induces obsessive-compulsive behavior in mouse models of progranulin-deficient frontotemporal dementia.

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America

Krabbe G, Minami SS, Etchegaray JI, Taneja P, Djukic B, Davalos D, Le D, Lo I, Zhan L, Reichert MC, Sayed F, Merlini M, Ward ME, Perry DC, Lee SE, Sias A, Parkhurst CN, Gan WB, Akassoglou K, Miller BL, Farese RV, Gan L

A152T tau allele causes neurodegeneration that can be ameliorated in a zebrafish model by autophagy induction.

Brain : a journal of neurology

Lopez A, Lee SE, Wojta K, Ramos EM, Klein E, Chen J, Boxer AL, Gorno-Tempini ML, Geschwind DH, Schlotawa L, Ogryzko NV, Bigio EH, Rogalski E, Weintraub S, Mesulam MM

Network degeneration and dysfunction in presymptomatic C9ORF72 expansion carriers.

NeuroImage. Clinical

Lee SE, Sias AC, Mandelli ML, Brown JA, Brown AB, Khazenzon AM, Vidovszky AA, Zanto TP, Karydas AM, Pribadi M, Dokuru D, Coppola G, Geschwind DH, Rademakers R, Gorno-Tempini ML, Rosen HJ, Miller BL, Seeley WW

Cognition and neuropsychiatry in behavioral variant frontotemporal dementia by disease stage.

Neurology

Bertoux M, Sarazin M, Pasquier F, Bottlaender M, de Souza LC, Mioshi E, Hornberger M, Ranasinghe KG, Rankin KP, Lobach IV, Kramer JH, Sturm VE, Bettcher BM, Possin K, You SC, Lamarre AK, Shany-Ur T, Stephens ML, Perry DC, Lee SE, Miller ZA, Gorno-Tempini ML, Rosen HJ, Boxer A, Seeley WW, Rabinovici GD, Vossel KA, Miller BL

Distinct Subtypes of Behavioral Variant Frontotemporal Dementia Based on Patterns of Network Degeneration.

JAMA neurology

Ranasinghe KG, Rankin KP, Pressman PS, Perry DC, Lobach IV, Seeley WW, Coppola G, Karydas AM, Grinberg LT, Shany-Ur T, Lee SE, Rabinovici GD, Rosen HJ, Gorno-Tempini ML, Boxer AL, Miller ZA, Chiong W, DeMay M, Kramer JH, Possin KL, Sturm VE, Bettcher BM, Neylan M, Zackey DD, Nguyen LA, Ketelle R, Block N, Wu TQ, Dallich A, Russek N, Caplan A, Geschwind DH, Vossel KA, Miller BL

Cognition and neuropsychiatry in behavioral variant frontotemporal dementia by disease stage.

Neurology

Ranasinghe KG, Rankin KP, Lobach IV, Kramer JH, Sturm VE, Bettcher BM, Possin K, Christine You S, Lamarre AK, Shany-Ur T, Stephens ML, Perry DC, Lee SE, Miller ZA, Gorno-Tempini ML, Rosen HJ, Boxer A, Seeley WW, Rabinovici GD, Vossel KA, Miller BL

MAPT H1 Haplotype is Associated with Late-Onset Alzheimer's Disease Risk in APOE?4 Noncarriers: Results from the Dementia Genetics Spanish Consortium.

Journal of Alzheimer's disease : JAD

Pastor P, Moreno F, Clarimón J, Ruiz A, Combarros O, Calero M, López de Munain A, Bullido MJ, de Pancorbo MM, Carro E, Antonell A, Coto E, Ortega-Cubero S, Hernandez I, Tárraga L, Boada M, Lleó A, Dols-Icardo O, Kulisevsky J, Vázquez-Higuera JL, Infante J, Rábano A, Fernández-Blázquez MÁ, Valentí M, Indakoetxea B, Barandiarán M, Gorostidi A, Frank-García A, Sastre I, Lorenzo E, Pastor MA, Elcoroaristizabal X, Lennarz M, Maier W, Rámirez A, Serrano-Ríos M, Lee SE, Sánchez-Juan P

Young-onset frontotemporal dementia in a homozygous tau R406W mutation carrier.

Annals of clinical and translational neurology

Ng AS, Sias AC, Pressman PS, Fong JC, Karydas AM, Zanto TP, De May M, Coppola G, Geschwind DH, Miller BL, Lee SE

Early-onset Alzheimer's disease versus frontotemporal dementia: resolution with genetic diagnoses?

Neurocase

Sha SJ, Khazenzon AM, Ghosh PM, Rankin KP, Pribadi M, Coppola G, Geschwind DH, Rabinovici GD, Miller BL, Lee SE

Amyloid in dementia associated with familial FTLD: not an innocent bystander.

Neurocase

Naasan G, Rabinovici GD, Ghosh P, Elofson JD, Miller BL, Coppola G, Karydas A, Fong J, Perry D, Lee SE, Yokoyama JS, Seeley WW, Kramer JH, Weiner MW, Schuff N, Jagust WJ, Grinberg LT, Pribadi M, Yang Z, Sears R, Klein E, Wojta K, Rosen HJ

Predicting amyloid status in corticobasal syndrome using modified clinical criteria, magnetic resonance imaging and fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography.

Alzheimer's research & therapy

Sha SJ, Ghosh PM, Lee SE, Corbetta-Rastelli C, Jagust WJ, Kornak J, Rankin KP, Grinberg LT, Vinters HV, Mendez MF, Dickson DW, Seeley WW, Gorno-Tempini M, Kramer J, Miller BL, Boxer AL, Rabinovici GD

Altered network connectivity in frontotemporal dementia with C9orf72 hexanucleotide repeat expansion.

Brain : a journal of neurology

Lee SE, Khazenzon AM, Trujillo AJ, Guo CC, Yokoyama JS, Sha SJ, Takada LT, Karydas AM, Block NR, Coppola G, Pribadi M, Geschwind DH, Rademakers R, Fong JC, Weiner MW, Boxer AL, Kramer JH, Rosen HJ, Miller BL, Seeley WW

Neurodegenerative disease phenotypes in carriers of MAPT p.A152T, a risk factor for frontotemporal dementia spectrum disorders and Alzheimer disease.

Alzheimer disease and associated disorders

Lee SE, Tartaglia MC, Yener G, Genç S, Seeley WW, Sanchez-Juan P, Moreno F, Mendez MF, Klein E, Rademakers R, López de Munain A, Combarros O, Kramer JH, Kenet RO, Boxer AL, Geschwind MD, Gorno-Tempini ML, Karydas AM, Rabinovici GD, Coppola G, Geschwind DH, Miller BL

Seizures and epileptiform activity in the early stages of Alzheimer disease.

JAMA neurology

Vossel KA, Beagle AJ, Rabinovici GD, Shu H, Lee SE, Naasan G, Hegde M, Cornes SB, Henry ML, Nelson AB, Seeley WW, Geschwind MD, Gorno-Tempini ML, Shih T, Kirsch HE, Garcia PA, Miller BL, Mucke L

Criteria for the diagnosis of corticobasal degeneration.

Neurology

Armstrong MJ, Litvan I, Lang AE, Bak TH, Bhatia KP, Borroni B, Boxer AL, Dickson DW, Grossman M, Hallett M, Josephs KA, Kertesz A, Lee SE, Miller BL, Reich SG, Riley DE, Tolosa E, Tröster AI, Vidailhet M, Weiner WJ

Frontotemporal dementia due to C9ORF72 mutations: clinical and imaging features.

Neurology

Sha SJ, Takada LT, Rankin KP, Yokoyama JS, Rutherford NJ, Fong JC, Khan B, Karydas A, Baker MC, DeJesus-Hernandez M, Pribadi M, Coppola G, Geschwind DH, Rademakers R, Lee SE, Seeley W, Miller BL, Boxer AL

Evidence for a role of the rare p.A152T variant in MAPT in increasing the risk for FTD-spectrum and Alzheimer's diseases.

Human molecular genetics

Coppola G, Chinnathambi S, Lee JJ, Dombroski BA, Baker MC, Soto-Ortolaza AI, Lee SE, Klein E, Huang AY, Sears R, Lane JR, Karydas AM, Kenet RO, Biernat J, Wang LS, Cotman CW, Decarli CS, Levey AI, Ringman JM, Mendez MF, Chui HC, Le Ber I, Brice A, Lupton MK, Preza E, Lovestone S, Powell J, Graff-Radford N, Petersen RC, Boeve BF, Lippa CF, Bigio EH, Mackenzie I, Finger E, Kertesz A, Caselli RJ, Gearing M, Juncos JL, Ghetti B, Spina S, Bordelon YM, Tourtellotte WW, Frosch MP, Vonsattel JP, Zarow C, Beach TG, Albin RL, Lieberman AP, Lee VM, Trojanowski JQ, Van Deerlin VM, Bird TD, Galasko DR, Masliah E, White CL, Troncoso JC, Hannequin D, Boxer AL, Geschwind MD, Kumar S, Mandelkow EM, Wszolek ZK, Uitti RJ, Dickson DW, Haines JL, Mayeux R, Pericak-Vance MA, Farrer LA

Atypical, slowly progressive behavioural variant frontotemporal dementia associated with C9ORF72 hexanucleotide expansion.

Journal of neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry

Khan BK, Yokoyama JS, Takada LT, Sha SJ, Rutherford NJ, Fong JC, Karydas AM, Wu T, Ketelle RS, Baker MC, Hernandez MD, Coppola G, Geschwind DH, Rademakers R, Lee SE, Rosen HJ, Rabinovici GD, Seeley WW, Rankin KP, Boxer AL, Miller BL

Guam dementia syndrome revisited in 2011.

Current opinion in neurology

Lee SE

Clinical characterization of bvFTD due to FUS neuropathology.

Neurocase

Lee SE, Seeley WW, Poorzand P, Rademakers R, Karydas A, Stanley CM, Miller BL, Rankin KP

Behavioral variant frontotemporal dementia with corticobasal degeneration pathology: phenotypic comparison to bvFTD with Pick's disease.

Journal of molecular neuroscience : MN

Rankin KP, Mayo MC, Seeley WW, Lee S, Rabinovici G, Gorno-Tempini ML, Boxer AL, Weiner MW, Trojanowski JQ, DeArmond SJ, Miller BL

Clinicopathological correlations in corticobasal degeneration.

Annals of neurology

Lee SE, Rabinovici GD, Mayo MC, Wilson SM, Seeley WW, DeArmond SJ, Huang EJ, Trojanowski JQ, Growdon ME, Jang JY, Sidhu M, See TM, Karydas AM, Gorno-Tempini ML, Boxer AL, Weiner MW, Geschwind MD, Rankin KP, Miller BL

Suberoylanilide hydroxamic acid (vorinostat) up-regulates progranulin transcription: rational therapeutic approach to frontotemporal dementia.

The Journal of biological chemistry

Cenik B, Sephton CF, Dewey CM, Xian X, Wei S, Yu K, Niu W, Coppola G, Coughlin SE, Lee SE, Dries DR, Almeida S, Geschwind DH, Gao FB, Miller BL, Farese RV, Posner BA, Yu G, Herz J

Genetic causes of frontotemporal degeneration.

Journal of geriatric psychiatry and neurology

See TM, LaMarre AK, Lee SE, Miller BL

The effects of adjunctive topiramate on cognitive function in patients with epilepsy.

Epilepsia

Lee S, Sziklas V, Andermann F, Farnham S, Risse G, Gustafson M, Gates J, Penovich P, Al-Asmi A, Dubeau F, Jones-Gotman M