Quan Lu (陆泉), Ph.D.
Research Interests : environmental health/disease; gene-environment interaction; functional genetics/genomics; genetic screen; asthma; extracellular vesicles; ARRDC1; ARMMs; therapeutic delivery
I received the Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Fudan University and the Ph.D. degree in Molecular Biology from Iowa State University. After the postdoctoral training in Genetics at Stanford University, I started my independent lab at Harvard School of Public Health in 2007. The overall goal of my research is to use integrative genetics and genomics approaches to identify and elucidate the molecular mechanisms critically involved in environmental and lung diseases (e.g. asthma). We are also investigating the physiological role of extracellular vesicles known as ARMMs (for arrestin domain containing 1-mediated microvesicles) that my lab discovered as a new way of intercellular signaling and inter-tissue communication. We are actively exploring the possibility that these small vesicles may serve as novel biomarkers and be harnessed for therapeutic delivery.
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