Kun Lu

Kun Lu

  • Assistant Professor

  • Postdoctoral Associate, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010-2012
  • Ph.D, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2009

We are developing and applying Omics-based systems-level approaches, including metabolomics, proteomics and lipidomics, to investigate the biological consequences of environmental exposure and human disease at the molecular level. A large inventory of altered biomolecules revealed by Omics would provide key insights into the metabolic and other signaling pathways associated with exposure/disease and yield an unprecedented boon of molecular information critical to understanding responses at both the individual and population level.

Microbiome has a profound effect on human health through its key role in a wide range of host-related functions, ranging from metabolic processing to immune cell development. Accumulating evidence has indicated that dysregulated microbiome contributes in a significant way to a variety of human diseases. We are developing an integrated biology approach to characterize and understand the complex interactions between the microbiome community and environmental exposure, as well as human disease.... â–ºRead More

  • Environmental Omics
  • Metabolomics and Lipidomics
  • Molecular Toxicology
  • Biomarker Discovery
  • DNA and Protein Damage
  • Oxidative Stress
  • Risk Assessment
  • Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS and LC-MS)
  • Triple quadrupole mass spectrometer (QQQ)
  • Quantitation of Adducts, Metabolites, Peptides and Lipids
  • Gut Microbiome

Selected Publications

  • ​Publications by Kun Lu may be found at PubMed.