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Lecture: Cigarette Smoke and Lung Vascular Endothelial Cell Injury

Speaker: Lu, Qing, Ph.D 
Time: Monday, July 10, 2017, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Location: Round meeting room, School of Life Sciences
Biography: 
Dr. Qing Lu is an Associate Professor of Medicine and Adviser/Mentor for Ph.D graduate students and postdoc fellows at Medical School of Brown University.  She obtained her Ph.D in Physiology & Cell Biology from the Chinese Academy of Sciences and did her postdoc training in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology at University of Michigan (1999-2002) and Brown University (2002-2003) and then became a faculty member of Brown University in 2003.  Dr. Lu’s research focuses on lung endothelial cell biology and pathogenesis of lung diseases associated with cigarette smoke.  As a Principal Investigator, she is in charge of a total of over 3 million dollars of research funded by National Institutes of Health (NIH), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), several prestigious research foundations, and Brown University.  She has published over 40 peer-reviewed articles, including Circ Res, Mol. Biol Cell, J Biol Chem, Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol, Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol, Microvasc Res, etc.  She has also published many highly influential reviews and book chapters and been frequently invited to speak at national and international stages.  She services as an Academy Editor for the PLOS One and Grant Reviewer/Study Section member for American Thoracic Society, American Heart Association, Department of Defense, NIH, the Medical Research Council of United Kingdom and National Priorities Program of Qutar National Research Fund.