Dr. Xiao-Hong Lu, Assistant Professor of Pharmacology, Toxicology and Neuroscience, received a $750,000 grant from NASA Biological and Physical Sciences Division’s Space Biology Program to develop a novel genetic engineering technology to evaluate the impact of space radiation on the human brain.
Dr. Xiao-Hong Lu’s research team will use the NASA Space Radiation Laboratory (NSRL) at Brookhaven National Laboratory to simulate cosmic radiation in space vehicles and on the Martian surface to determine if long-term exposure to radiation causes adverse consequences to the brain.
One of the most important populations to genetic researchers is right here in Louisiana? It’s the Acadians. Dr. Xiao-hong Lu, a researcher at LSU Health Shreveport, talks about Gene Editing in this episode of "The Gene & The Acadians".
Dr. Lu was interviewed and featured by SPECTRUM news on Lu's lab's recently developed new genome editing method to treat brain disorders.
A discovery by Lu lab was selected from 14,000 abstracts as a Hot Topic by the Society for Neuroscience.