Shi Long Lu received his M.D. degree from China Medical University and his Ph.D. degree on molecular oncology from Tokyo Medical and Dental University. He completed his postdoctoral training in the Howard Hughes Medical Institute Lab at the Case Western Reserve University. He was an Assistant Professor of otolaryngology and dermatology at the Oregon Health and Science University. He is currently an Assistant Professor of otolaryngology, dermatology, and pathology at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, Colo, USA. Dr. Lu’s research interest is on head and neck squamous cell carcinoma, and he generated the first genetically engineered mouse model for metastatic head and neck cancer. The goal is to understand the molecular mechanisms underlying the development and progression of head and neck cancer. It is hoped that these studies will lead to identification of novel biomarkers for future clinical diagnosis and experimental therapy. Dr. Lu’s research is sponsored by NIH, American Cancer Society, THANC (Thyroid, Head and Neck Cancer) Foundation, and Dermatology Foundation.
Biography Updated on 28 February 2011