Kun Ping Lu, M.D., Ph.D.

Title
Professor of Medicine
Department
Department of Medicine
Institution
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard University
Address
Harvard Medical School
Center For Life Science Building, Room 0408
City, State, Zip
Boston, MA 2215
Phone
(617) 735-2016
E-mail
klu[at]bidmc.harvard.edu
Website
http://dms.hms.harvard.edu/neuroscience/fac/LuKunPing.php
Research Field
Molecular Biology
Award Year
1999

Research

Our primary research interest is to understand the fundamental mechanisms of aging and age-related disease. Specifically, we have discovered three human genes (Pin1, Pin2/TRF1 and PinX1) that play major regulatory roles in aging and age-related disease. Our studies establish a new paradigm in cell signaling, uncover new pathogenic mechanisms and also point to potentially novel therapeutic strategies for human disease, notably cancer and Alzheimer's disease, major age-related diseases.