Lu

Xu

Lu Xu is pictured.
PhD Graduate Student
Short Research Description: 

Previous Institution: Peking Univ Health Science Center

Full Research Description: 

Hi, I'm Lu from Yangzhou, a beautiful city in north China. I graduated from Peking University with a Bachelor degree in medical sciences. As an undergraduate, I mainly focused on the study of different ion channels. My favorite project is exploring the allosteric nature of BK channel activation using voltage clamp fluorometry and pore blockers, which is done in prof. Richard Olcese's lab during UCLA summer school. My other projects include exploring the role of TMEM6A in inflammatory pain and its regulation by Interleukin 4, and studying pharmacological properties of NAChRα7 (Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptor α7).

Now I'm still interested in neurobiology. I'm especially fascinated by electrophysiology, and am eager to learn more about electrophysiological recording methods in vivo. Besides, I also want to diversify at Columbia by learning system and computational biology, where I could learn more about bioinformatics and programming. I wish it'd help me look into biological problems with quantitative methods.

In my spare time, I love reading detective novels, making ‘Chinese knot', learning various musical instruments, sometimes playing computer games. Looking forward to new life in Columbia!

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