Lichun Lu is an Associate Professor of biomedical engineering and orthopedic surgery at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine in Rochester, Minn, USA. She received her B.S. degree in chemical engineering from the Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, in 1994, and her Ph.D. degree in chemical engineering from the Rice University, Houston, Tex, USA, in 1999. She completed brief postdoctoral trainings in bioengineering at the Rice University and in orthopedic surgery at the Mayo Clinic before joining the Mayo Clinic as an Assistant Professor in 2000. Her research is focused on developing novel synthetic biodegradable polymers for tissue engineering applications including bone, cartilage, and nerve regeneration. Moreover, she has authored 70 peer-reviewed journal articles and 15 book chapters and delivered over 120 presentations at national and international meetings. Dr. Lu has served as a Reviewer at the NIH study section since 2007. She is currently on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Biomedical Materials Research, Part A. Dr. Lu is a recipient of the prestigious Kappa Delta Elizabeth Winston Lanier Award from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons in 2009.
Biography Updated on 9 September 2009