Lu, Po-Nien

Postdoctoral Associate

Lu, Po-Nien

After received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in his home country of Taiwan, Dr. Lu came to the US to pursue a higher degree in 2006. He received his Ph.D. in Biology from Case Western Reserve University in 2012 for his study on the interaction between neural tube defects and the establishing of left-right asymmetry on brain using zebrafish as a model system. Dr. Lu joined Drs. Heather and Richard Steet's group at the University of Georgia in 2015 as a postdoctoral associate to study the developmental pathogenesis of lysosomal storage disorders (LSDs) and other related diseases utilizing zebrafish model system. In 2018 Dr. Lu joined GGC with the Steet group and will continue his work on establishing and characterizing the transgenic and mutant zebrafish lines to further understand the roles of cathepsin proteases in LSDs.

Contact Information

Office (864) 388-1802
Fax (864) 388-1808
plu@ggc.org

Education

  • B.S. (Life Science) National Tsing-Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan, 2001
  • M.S. (Oral Biology) National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan, 2003
  • Ph.D. (Biology) Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, 2012
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, 2013
  • Postdoctoral Associate, University of Georgia, GA, 2015
 

Selected Publications

  • Lee, H.*, Lu, P.*, Huang, H.*, Chu, C., Li, H.,Tsai, H. Zebrafish Transgenic Line huORFZ is an Effective Living Bioindicator for Detecting Environmental Toxicants. PLoS One 9 (3), 2014. *co-first authors.
  • Lu, P., Lund, C., Khuansuwan, S., Schumann, A., Harney-Tolo, M., Gamse, J.T., Liang, J.O. Failure in closure of the anterior neural tube causes left isomerization of the zebrafish epithalamus. Development Biology 374 (2), 2012.
  • Noche, R.*, Lu, P.*, Goldstein-Kral, L., Glasgow, E. & Liang, J. Circadian rhythms in the pineal organ persist in zebrafish larvae that lack ventral brain. BMC Neuroscience 12 (1) , 7, 2011. *co-first authors.

 

Lucy's Story

Lucy's Story

When our daughter Lucy had a metabolic crisis at 7 days old, we were shocked and devastated to find out that she was born with a rare genetic disorder (MSUD). Her newborn screening results did not make it back in time to prevent the crisis, and no one at our local hospital was familiar with the disease. They did not know how to treat her. Calls were made to Greenwood Genetic Center to confirm her diagnosis...

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