Quan Lu
Professor

Quan Lu

Professor of Environmental Genetics and Physiology

Environmental Health

qlu@hsph.harvard.edu

Other Positions

Faculty Affiliate in the Department of Molecular Metabolism

Molecular Metabolism

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health


Overview

My laboratory studies molecular mechanisms underlying complex gene-environment interactions in multigenic human diseases such as asthma and neurodegeneration, focusing in part on the emerging role of extracellular vesicles in disease pathogenesis, prevention, and therapeutics. Research in my laboratory is supported by multiple NIH R01 grants and a Program Project grant as well as gifts from private companies and foundations. Here are some examples of our recent work.


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News

When cells reach their breaking point

For cells, effectively managing stress can be the difference between life and death. But why some cells master the art of stress management while others succumb to the pressure isn’t well understood. June 25, 2019—Researchers led by Quan…

Gene linked with lower asthma risk identified

Researchers from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health have identified a gene associated with lower asthma risk and its role in the disease’s progression—findings that open a new potential pathway for treatment.