Institute of Medicinal Plant Development, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences & Peking Union Medical College
Dr. Shanfa Lu is a Xiehe distinguished professor at the Institute of Medicinal Plant Development, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences & Peking Union Medical College. He obtained a Bachelor’s degree (1991) in plant physiology & biochemistry and a Master’s degree (1994) in plant physiology from Beijing Agricultural University and a Ph.D. degree (1999) in botany from the Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Dr. Lu had been a Research Assistant (1994-1997) and an Assistant Professor (1997-2000) at the Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, a Postdoctoral Research Scientist (2000-2002) at Michigan Technological University, and a Postdoctoral Research Associate (2002-2007) and a Research Assistant Professor (2007-2009) at North Carolina State University. Dr. Lu has published over 40 peer-reviewed papers and reviewed some manuscripts and grant proposals for about 20 international journals and 6 Chinese and international funds. Dr. Lu is also an editorial board member of GM Crops.
Biosynthesis of secondary metabolites in plants
Regulatory mechanisms of plant secondary metabolism
Functions of plant non-coding RNAs (microRNAs, siRNAs, and mlncRNAs) Biosynthesis and biotechnology of lignocellulosic materials
Molecular mechanisms of plant responses to stress