Zhimin Lu, M.D., Ph.D.
Areas of Research
- Brain and CNS Tumor Research
- Molecular Biology Research
Welcome to the Lu Laboratory. We are a basic science and translational research laboratory in the Brain Tumor Research Program at MD Anderson Cancer Center. The goals of our work are to understand the mechanisms of cancer metabolism regulation and translate our laboratory discoveries into novel clinical diagnosis and therapy.
Our research focuses on cancer signaling and metabolism and has made contributions to the cancer metabolism field through the (1) elucidation of instrumental mechanisms of the Warburg effect, (2) discovery of the protein kinase activity of metabolic enzymes, and (3) revelation of the non-metabolic functions of metabolic enzymes in tumorigenesis.
Join the Lab
We’re hiring postdoctoral fellows. Applicants should have an excellent first-author publication history and be highly motivated. A strong background in molecular biology, cell biology and/or biochemistry is desired. Experience with signal transduction, cell metabolism and transgenic mouse experiments would be a plus.