Assistant Professor, Anatomy
Dr. Lu earned a MD degree from the University of Nanjing Traditional Chinese Medicine and a MS in Physiology from the University of Shanghai Traditional Chinese Medicine. Dr. Lu attended graduate school at the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine and earned his Ph.D. in Anatomy. His thesis research was focused on serotonergic modulation of frequency-dependent information processing in the cerebellum. In April 1994, he was recognized by the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine Class of 1997 for Excellence in Teaching.
Dr. Lu then went to the California Institute of Technology to continue postdoctoral studies in cerebellar research using in vitro, in vivo and computational modeling methods. He received a NIMH Postdoctoral Fellowship, National Research Service Award (NRSA) Training Grant. After moving to the Research Imaging Center, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, his research expanded to imaging studies using MRI techniques. He was also involved in teaching graduate and medical students to do basic science. He was then promoted to research assistant professor.
He is now teaching Gross Anatomy, Histology and Neuroscience for the osteopathic medical students at GA-PCOM. His research is still focused on studying cerebellar function. He is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Emory University conducting collaborative research in the Department of Biology using electrophysiological and optogenetic methods. Dr. Lu is married. His hobby is playing badminton.