Lu Lu

University of Tennessee Medical Center

As mouse geneticist, his researches focus on the examination of genetic effect on the complex traits. He and his colleagues have developed large resources for systems genetics study that include the currently largest and best characterized mouse genetic reference population—BXD recombinant inbred lines, high-density genotypes, several thousands of phenotypes, ~100 sets of transcriptomic data, and whole genome sequence for all 152 inbred BXD strains. All of these resources provide great power for systems genetic analysis of broad complex traits, and are being used by many researchers for their experimental and translational studies of human disease. As PI, he has been funded by 6 NIH R01 grants and has published more than 190 science papers within the last 17 years.