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Hua Lu

Associate Professor

Biological Sciences
Biological Sciences Bldg, Room 410-455-5972
hualu@umbc.edu
Education
Ph D, Texas A&M University (1999)
MS, Nanjing University, P. R. China (1992)
BS, Nanjing University, P. R. China (1990)
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Research Interests

Plants are constantly challenged by pathogens and pests. Billions of dollars are lost each year worldwide due to plant diseases. Understanding how plants defend themselves against invaders will not only advance our knowledge of plant innate immunity, but more importantly, will also help us to develop effective strategies to improve disease-resistance traits in economically important crop plants. We aim to better understand the mechanism of plant disease resistance, using the model plant Arabidopsis and ultimately apply the defense knowledgeobtained from Arabidopsis to improve disease resistant traits in crop plants.

Selected Classes
Spring 2016 BIOL 456 – Plant Molecular Biology
BIOL 656 – Plant Molecular Biology
Fall 2015 BIOL 304 – Plant Biology
Spring 2015 BIOL 456 – Plant Molecular Biology
BIOL 656 – Plant Molecular Biology
Creative Publications

Differential roles of two homologous cyclin-dependent kinase inhibitor genes in regulating cell cycle and innate immunity in Arabidopsis no 1 vol. 170 515-527 Plant physiology