Dr. Lu Lu is a professor in the Department of Genetics, Genomics and Informatics, University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC). His research focuses on the examination of genetic effects on complex traits. He and his colleagues have developed large resources for the study of systems genetics that include the largest mouse genetic reference population, which includes BXD recombinant inbred lines, high-density genotypes, thousands of phenotypes, hundreds of transcriptomic data sets, and whole-genome sequence for all 152 inbred BXD strains. All these resources provide great power for genetic analysis of complex traits and are being used by many researchers for their studies of polygenetic diseases. As Principal Investigator, he has been funded by seven NIH R01 grants and has published ~200 science papers within the last seventeen years.