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