Zhimin Lu - Curriculum Vitae#

Zhimin Lu, M.D., Ph.D., is the Kuangcheng Wang Distinguished Chair and Dean of Institute of Translational Medicine at Zhejiang University in China. Prior to joining Zhejiang University in 2019, he had been a faculty in The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center for 18 years and was the Ruby E. Rutherford Distinguished Professor and Director of Cancer Metabolism Program. He received his M.D. degree from Taishan Medical College in China, and Ph.D. from City University of New York in USA. He completed postdoctoral training at The Salk Institute for Biological Studies, California.

He is an internationally recognized leader in the cancer metabolism filed. His research findings have great potential for improving cancer diagnosis and treatment. He has made the following milestone discoveries: (1) demonstration of the protein kinase activity of metabolic enzymes, (2) elucidation of mechanisms of the Warburg effect, and (3) revelation of the instrumental, non-metabolic functions of metabolic enzymes in tumorigenesis.

He has published more than 120 peer-reviewed articles with more than 40 of them accepted in Cell, Nature, and Science sister journals.

He serves as a chief editor for Metabolic Discovery and Visualized Cancer Medicine; a Deputy Editor for Journal of The National Cancer Center; and a member of the Editorial Board for more than 10 journals including Cell Research and Journal of Biological Chemistry.

Dr. Lu is elected as a fellow of American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2017 and received the Dallas/Fort Worth Living Legend Faculty Achievement Award in 2016 (the most prominent award at MD Anderson), the University of Texas Faculty STARS Award in 2015, the Potu N. Rao Award for Excellence in Basic Science in 2013, the MD Anderson Faculty Scholar Award in 2011, and the Peter Steck Memorial Young Investigator Award in 2008.

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