Dr. Lu received her M.D. in Clinical Medicine from Qingdao University Medical School, China. She worked as a pediatrician and spent over 10 years performing research in pediatric disorders. She received her Ph.D. degree in Internal Medicine from Zhejiang University, China in 2006. Dr. Lu joined Drs. Russell Lonser and Zhengping Zhuang’s laboratory as a post-doctoral research fellow in the Surgical Neurology Branch, NINDS in 2007. Her research interest was on the molecular pathogenesis of CNS disorders. In 2012, she joined Dr. Xiaoyuan Chen’s laboratory at the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB). Her current research focus is on the study of molecular and cellular mechanisms in malignant and genetic diseases. Dr. Lu also plays an important role on the laboratory management. She is currently an Imaging Science Training Program (ISTP) fellow.