Yin Lu, MD, PhD
- Education and Training
MD, Zhejiang University School of Medicine, China
MS, University of Southern California
PhD, University of Ottawa, Canada
Residency, Women’s Hospital School of Medicine, Zhejiang University
Post-doctoral Fellowship, Medical Research Council of Canada and Muscular Dystrophy Association of Canada, University of Ottawa School of Medicine, Genetics Department
Dr. Yin Lu is a dedicated educator who has collaborated with other Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine founders to develop a case-based spiral curriculum for the School’s first students. Dr. Lu works within the Foundational Science Department, and her background and experience emphasize physiology of human organ systems, molecular biology, cellular biology, neuroanatomy, neurobiology, and biochemistry.
- Prior Positions (selected)
- 1984-1987Assistant ProfessorDepartment of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Women’s Hospital, Zhejiang University School of Medicine1988-1990Teaching AssistantDepartment of Physiology and Biophysics, University of Southern California1991-1996Research AssociateInstitute of Biological Science, National Research Council Canada1996-1998Research AssociateDepartment of Genetics, University of Ottawa School of Medicine1998-2004InstructorDepartment of Neurology, Harvard Medical School2004-2006InstructorDepartment of Medicine, Harvard Medical School2006-2008ScientistShire PLC
- Honors and Awards (selected)
- 1993-1994Research ScholarshipUniversity of Ottawa, Canada1993-1996Graduate ScholarshipOntario, Canada2003Five Year Service AwardChildren’s Hospital Boston2005Harvard Certificate on Leadership for Junior FacultyHarvard University
- Publications (selected)
Peer-reviewed research manuscripts
Lu Y, Chang HY, Li Y and Rosenberg PA. NMDA receptor-mediated extracellular adenosine accumulation in rat forebrain neurons in culture is associated with inhibition of adenosine kinase. European Journal of Neuroscience 2003;17:1213-1222.
Lu Y, Li Y, Ann Herin G, Aizenman E and Rosenberg PA. Elevation of intracellular cyclic AMP evokes activity dependent release of adenosine in cultured rat forebrain neurons. European Journal of Neuroscience 2004;19:2669-2681.
Le M, Lu Y*, Li Y, Greene RW, Epstein PM and Rosenberg PA. Extracellular adenosine accumulation evoked by zaprinast in pontine slices. (*Co-first author) Neuroscience Letter 2004;371:12-17.
Kalinchuck AV, Lu Y, Stenberg D, Rosenberg PA, and Porkka-Heiskanen T. Nitric oxide production in the basal forebrain is required for recovery sleep. Journal of Neurochemistry 2006;99:483-489.
Lu Y, and Rosenberg PA. NMDA receptor-mediated extracellular adenosine accumulation is blocked by phosphatases 1/2A inhibitors. Brain Research 2007;1155:116-24.